Occupant Containment and Methods of Assessing Occupant Protection in the Crash Environment
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-497-1
- 104 pages
From the occupant protection technologies and methods to evaluate restraint performance in vehicle crashes and the restraint technologies sessions at the 1994 SAE International Congress, the means to protect the occupant in vehicle crashes have undergone considerable changes over the last decade. It is well recognized that air bags provide maximum protection when used with manual three point belt systems, but their effectiveness depends on the compatibility of the various elements comprising the system. This informative publication addresses these issues. Contents include: human occupant kinematic response to low speed rear-end impacts; collision performance of automotive door systems; airbag bumpers inflated just before the crash; the new car assessment program - historical review and effect; and brain injury risk assessment of frontal crash test results.