This study describes a joint investigation carried out by various institutions and experts engaged in industry and research. It is divided into two sections: collection of data, analysis etc., possibilities of new technology in relation to traffic safety. Part a describes the information to be drawn from the collection and evaluation of traffic accident data as a basis for new technologies; then there is a discussion of the human individual as a factor in vehicle technology and in traffic flow (driving of vehicles; non-mechanically propelled road-users; possibility of additional risks arising from new technological traffic safety measures). In part b the following topics are dealt with: active safety measures for vehicles (basic concepts; steering, springing and suspension; braking system; tyres; aerodynamics; visibility and external conditions etc.); passive safety measures in the vehicle (structure; safety restraint systems for occupants; protection of pedestrians and motor- or pedal-cycle riders; biomechanics; post-accident safety; fire protection); measures applied to traffic flow (control on highways; control in (street) networks; information technology and systems); rescue services (possibilities for quicker attention to casualties; ambulances). Under each heading there are a number of more detailed minor topics. /TRRL/

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    Umschau Verlag, KG

    Stuttgarter Strasse 18-24
    Frankfurt Am Main,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00180006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM