1980-02-01

Quantitative Life Cycle Description of Air Bag Restraint System (ABRS) Equipped Vehicles 800299

This paper quantitatively describes the life cycle of ABRS-equipped vehicles using stochastic modeling. The vehicle migration model integrates production forecasts, probabilities of survivorship and probabilities of such events as collision, ABRS deployment and fires to provide estimates of:
  • - Annual vehicle production and the total population of vehicles “in use”
  • - Number and percent of vehicles produced with ABRS and the percent of vehicles “in use” equipped with ABRS
  • - Number of vehicles that are voluntarily and involuntarily retired to each of four end states: abandonment, active parts salvaging, passive parts salvaging, and metal reclamation
  • - Number of ABRS deployments
  • - Number of ABRS replacements

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