The study covers the results of a weight study on a standard 1978 4-door hatchback Chrysler Omni. All components were disassembled, weighed, photographed, analyzed for material and the manufacturing process determined. The objective of the study was to develop baseline data on automobile material usage, structural design and weights for use in future studies relative to improvements in fuel economy for the automobiles of the 1980's.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Pioneer Engineering and Mfg. Co., Inc., Warren, MI.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    275 Wyman Street
    Waltham, MA  United States  02154

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48091

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ludtke, N F
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 244 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-720 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01789
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM