FMVSS 214 Dynamic NPRM - An Overview of the New Procedure, Component-Level Development Tests, and Vehicle Design Changes 2005-01-0742
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to upgrade the dynamic portion of FMVSS 214 - Side Impact Protection . This notice adds an oblique pole test to the existing moving deformable barrier test and covers a wider range of occupant sizes in a broader range of seat positions. These upgrades will present several challenges to vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. This paper will provide an overview of the NPRM, review test data used in support of the NPRM, describe component-level tests used to develop ideal side impact properties, and overview the vehicle changes that will be needed to meet these requirements.
Citation: Winkelbauer, D., Miller, P., Kaleto, H., Gall, J. et al., "FMVSS 214 Dynamic NPRM - An Overview of the New Procedure, Component-Level Development Tests, and Vehicle Design Changes," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-0742, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-0742. Download Citation
David Winkelbauer, P. Michael Miller, Helen A. Kaleto, Jessica Gall, Shefalika Naik, David Gotwals, Nicholas Brzuch
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