Automotive Safety Handbook

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SAE International, 2003 - Transportation - 283 pages
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This book on automotive safety describes the relevant development of safety for passenger cars. Basic relationships and new developments related to accident avoidance and mitigation of injuries are described. Included in discussions are driver support systems, chassis, lights, body and interior design, restraint systems, biomechanics, dummies, accident simulation tests, pedestrian protection, and compatibility. Table of Contents: 1: Introduction; 2: Definitions; 3: Driving Forces for Increased Vehicle Safety; 4: Safety Legislation; 5: Accident Data; 6: Accident Avoidance; 7: Biomechanics and Occupant Simulation; 8: Vehicle Body; 9: Dynamic Vehicle Simulation Tests; 10: Occupant Protection; 11: Interrelationships Among Occupant Restraint System, and Vehicle in Accidents; 12: Pedestrian Protection; 13: Compatibility; 14: Computer Support for the Development of Safety Components; Index

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