Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-1066
1999-03-01

Rear Impact Air Bag Protection System 1999-01-1066

At least 160 reports and documents have been written on rear impact crashes and occupant protection since 1964. Reviewing automotive crash safety research has identified the importance of reducing relative motion between the head, neck, and torso. Although rear impact accidents produce relatively few severe injuries, National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) data base analysis has determined that rear impact accidents are second only to frontal impacts in terms of cost to society.

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