Accession Number : ADP005815

Title :   Requirement and Criteria for the Passive Safety of Automobiles,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Weissner, R.

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Success has been achieved in the last 17 years in increasing traffic safety. The number of people killed has dropped dramatically despite a considerable increase in the number of vehicles involved. The following deals with the passive safety requirements imposed on a passenger vehicles and with technical concepts designed to satisfy these requirements. Use can be made, for example, of belt force limiters to reduce the forces acting on the occupant during the restraint process. An important safety feature - which is often underestimated in terms of its contribution to safety - is the seat plus head restraint. The seat has a considerable influence on the effectiveness of the entire system both in the event of a head-on collision and in the case of a rear end collision. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT SEATS, RESTRAINT, WEST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE