PASSENGER CAR BRAKING PERFORMANCE. VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT

The objectives of the program were to: (1) determine the current braking capabilities of passenger cars in terms of FMVSS 105-75, (2) to determine the direction and rate of evolution of passenger car braking performance, (3) to examine the braking performance standards with respect to tests, test conditions, sequences, and performance requirements, and (4) to recommend changes in the current standards and/or propose new standards to correct any deficiencies noted in the study. Test results obtained on five representative 1974-1975 model automobiles indicate that the requirements of FMVSS 105-75 are reasonable and well within the current state of the art in braking technology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gilchrist, A
    • ENSERINK, B
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 8274-76-12 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-016
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00932
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM