Crash Protection in Near-Side Impact - Advantages of a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint 890602
Collision Safety Engineering, Inc. (CSE), has developed a test prototype system to protect occupants during lateral impacts. It is an inflatable system that offers the potential of improved protection from thoracic, abdominal and pelvic injury by moving an impact pad into the occupant early in the crash. Further, it shows promise for head and neck protection by deployment of a headbag that covers the major target areas of B-pillar, window space, and roofrail before head impact. Preliminary static and full-scale crash tests suggest the possibility of injury reduction in many real-world crashes, although much development work remains before the production viability of this concept can be established. A description of the system and its preliminary testing is preceded by an overview of side impact injury and comments on the recent NHTSA Rule Making notices dealing with side-impact injury.
Citation: Warner, C., Strother, C., James, M., Struble, D. et al., "Crash Protection in Near-Side Impact - Advantages of a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint," SAE Technical Paper 890602, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/890602. Download Citation
Charles Y. Warner, Charles E. Strother, Michael B. James, Donald E. Struble, Timothy P. Egbert
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