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TitleVehicle Mass as a Determinant of Fuel Consumption and Secondary Safety Performance: A Comment
AuthorsHutchinson TP, Anderson RWG
Year2010
TypeJournal Article
AbstractAttention is called to evidence that in collisions between vehicles of equal mass, and in single-vehicle collisions, there is unlikely to be a very strong effect of car size on injury severity, and that variation in crashworthiness within the set of car models of a given size has a much larger effect. Consequently, the secondary safety of a national fleet of small cars in the future could be as high as that of a national fleet of large cars today.
Journal TitleTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Journal Volume (Issue)15(2)
Page Range123-125

Reference
Hutchinson TP, Anderson RWG (2010) 'Vehicle Mass as a Determinant of Fuel Consumption and Secondary Safety Performance: A Comment', Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 15(2), pp 123-125.