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Toyota ESV Energy Management System and Weight Analysis of a Safety Vehicle
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1974 by SAE International in United States
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The basic elements of the Toyota ESV energy management system consist of silicone rubber-type front bumper shock absorbers, an efficient energy-absorbing frame, and upper members for preventing vehicle pitch during impact. The Toyota ESV proved to have satisfactory performance in an 80 km/h frontal impact against flat and pole barriers by adequately balancing the strengths of these elements and effectively arranging the energy-absorbing members of the frame.
In addition, based on experiences with the ESV tests, the relationships between crashworthiness variations and vehicle weight or size were studied in detail.
CitationWada, A., Watanabe, H., and Nakamura, M., "Toyota ESV Energy Management System and Weight Analysis of a Safety Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 740206, 1974, https://doi.org/10.4271/740206.
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