PERFORMANCE TESTING OF AN IMPROVED DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR SUBCOMPACT CARS. VOLUME 2. FINAL REPORT

The purpose of the program was to evaluate the performance of an improved driver restraint system for subcompact vehicles. The restraint system consisted of an air bag deployed from an energy absorbing steering column and an energy absorbing knee restraint. Test methodology consisted of controlled impact sled tests using anthropometric test devices and unembalmed cadavers as driver surrogates. For each test, the response of the surrogate was to be thoroughly documented with respect to the criteria established in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 208.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-282048.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  USA  78228-0510

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • BURKES, J M
    • Cromack, J R
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-360 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00933
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM