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SAE International Automotive Safety Book Updated

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 8, 2007 - The latest SAE International publication on automotive safety stands as the first and only reference guide that covers both accident avoidance and mitigation of injuries.

Automotive Safety Handbook, Second Edition examines the state-of-the-art in passenger car vehicle safety, focusing on relationships among the occupant, the vehicle and the restraint system.  Co-authored by Ulrich Seiffert and Lothar Wech, this book serves as a resource for experts and students interested in safety engineering and vehicle safety.

Reflecting the latest changes in technology and legislation, the second edition provides updated information on the following:

  • accident avoidance  
  • pedestrian protection  
  • vehicle compatibility

Other subjects covered include:

  • occupant protection  
  • biomechanics  
  • vehicle body and interior design  
  • accident simulation tests

The list price of this 306-page book is $99.95; SAE International members can purchase it for $79.96.

Seiffert is the acting chairman of WiTech Engineering GmbH, a speaker for the Center of Traffic Management, and a lecturer at the Technical University of Braunschweig.  Previously, he was a member of the research and development board for Volkswagen AG in Germany.  He holds a number of patents in safety and has received several awards for his work in the field of safety engineering.  An author of many books, Seiffert also has published more than 300 technical papers. 

Wech is the general manager of TÜV SÜD Automotive GmbH, TÜV Suddeutschland Group.  He is an expert on passive vehicle safety and has served as chairman of the Crash-Tech Conferences for nearly 15 years.