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Field Performance of Volkswagen Automatic Restraint System
Published January 01, 1982 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
This paper contains the observed performance of the VW-RA in the field, with respect to mitigation of injuries demonstrated through statistical and narrative data.
The paper reintroduces the constituent components of the system: seat, sensor/retractor mechanism with its attachments to the seat frame, the belt itself, knee bolster and the total vehicle crash management system. Also included will be brief descriptions of those component changes made in the VW-RA since the presentation of the prior data review.
Supportive data include results of 234 real-world accidents.