8-5 VOLVO'S SAFETY SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN PRODUCTION AUTOMOBILES: CRASHWORTHINESS ENGINEERING

The requirements which Volvo places on the safety engineering characteristics of crashworthiness systems built into production automobiles are described. The management of prototype design and preproduction engineering, with its goal of constructing viable occupant compartments in consonance with proven methods of vehicle crash energy dissipation, is discussed. The integration of crash avoidance systems, such as vehicle handling and stability, visibility and driver work space, with crashworthiness systems, is summarized. The principles of product liability reduction are outlined. (A) /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 16th International Technical Conference of the Federation Internationale des Societes d'Ingenieurs des Techniques de l'automobile.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gustafson, R
    • Larsen, L S
    • Jaksch, F
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00147950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM