1973-01-01

The United States Technical Presentation - the Optimized Esv Performance Specifications 736079

This paper reviews preliminary specifications and goals for a 3,000 pound class U.S. experimental safety vehicle. The ESV program has planned to address four weight classes of experimental safety vehicles to span the vehicle mix represented on U.S. highways. The 4,000 pound family sedan was logically to be followed by a 3,000 pound weight class.
The 3,000 pound ESV will be used to assess the effectiveness, practicality and achievability of safety design concepts to be mass- produced in the vehicles of the 1980's. In selecting this vehicle, major consideration was given to vehicle mix, energy, resources and pollution problems

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