Common Occupant Crash Protection for Army Wheeled Trucks 2000-01-1395
The Department of Defense (DOD) is making an effort to use advancements in the civilian/commercial world to further assist the U.S. Armed Forces. One area of technology transfer that may be readily used is in the area of occupant crash protection for wheeled vehicles. The U.S. Army uses a large fleet of wheeled light, medium and heavy trucks, many very similar to each other and to commercial vehicles. This study was undertaken to evaluate the occupant crash protection offered by the light trucks and determine the applicability of these technologies to the medium and heavy truck fleets.