COMPATIBILITY FOR FRONTAL IMPACT COLLISIONS BETWEEN HEAVY AND LIGHT CARS

Recently, frontal impact compatibility has been discussed internationally and various procedures to assess compatibility and various measures to improve compatibility have been proposed. Considering the above, car to car tests between a heavy car and a light car were conducted to clarify the effect of homogenizing the front structure on compatibility. The correlation between the results of the barrier impact tests, the procedures to assess compatibility, the car to car test results, and the requirements for the assessment procedure are discussed. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • HIRAYAMA, S
    • OBAYASHI, K
    • Okabe, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM