THE NEW FIAT SAFETY CENTER FOR A NEW PHILOSOPHY IN COLLISION TESTS

The new Fiat Safety Center is designed not only to enable it to carry out the tests required by present regulations, but also with a view to future test trend. Covering 27 acres, the installation provides for any type of test, with 1370-ft tracks giving a terminal speed of 97 mph for cars and 62 mph for trucks of up to 20 tons. Vehicles are propelled by a two-ton trolley, rolling on angled rails in a culvert below the surface. Crash data are transmitted to the control room by a 60 channel cable and a 96 -Channel radio telemetry system. Signals are processed by computer, with recordings on magnetic tape or digital print-outs. /SAE/

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  • Accession Number: 00190037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780622
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM