REVIEW OF AUTOMOBILE CRASHWORTHINESS EXPERIMENTS WITH RESPECT TO PRT SYSTEMS
The basic concept of crashworthiness relative to human transport systems is discussed. Experimental testing methodology which has been developed over several years is reviewed with special emphasis on automotive crashworthiness. Common elements between automotive and PRT system crashworthiness are identified and pertinent, existing experimental data noted. Methods that would permit future PRT system crashworthiness research to take advantage of automotive technology are considered and appropriate recommendations are developed.
- This paper was presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit held in Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
University of Colorado, DenverCenter for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
Denver, CO United States 80202
- MILLER, P M
- Shoemaker, N E
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashworthiness; Design; Personal rapid transit; Safety; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Subject Areas: Design; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00148310
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 2, Paper 42 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM