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Seat Performance and Occupant Moving Out of the Shoulder Belt in ABTS (All-Belts-to-Seat) in Rear Impacts 2019-01-1031

This study examined occupant and seat responses with ABTS seats in rear end collisions. ABTS seats tend to have higher ultimate yield strengths than conventional yielding seats. Most ABTS seats have asymmetric seatback stiffness because of the use of a single-side recliner. The asymmetry results in twisting of the seatback in a severe rear impact loading


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