The United States Technical Presentation - Conclusions and Projections on Esv Development 736037
General Motors completed development and testing of its
Experimental Safety Vehicle prototypes in May 1972. Two ESV
prototypes and two ESV's rebuilt after testing were delivered
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its
independent test and evaluation.
The GM-ESV designers produced a vehicle close to contract
specifications for accident avoidance and occupant crash
protection. The vehicle, however, was seriously overweight.
The purpose of this report is to comment on the results of the
first ESV program, to add comments to the recently published 3,000
pound intermediate ESV and to suggest areas for additional research
in highway safety
Louis C. Lundstrom
Automotive Engineering Safety, General Motors Corp.
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Roads and highways
Research and development
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