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.
- See also Volume 2, PB-282048.
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- BURKES, J M
- Cromack, J R
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Anthropometry; Automobiles; Cadavers; Compact automobiles; Crash injury research; Crashes; Energy absorption; Impact tests; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Performance tests; Research; Restraint systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger restraints; Small car
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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