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TitleThe crashworthiness of forward control passenger vehicles
AuthorsPaix BR, Gibson TJ, McLean AJ
Year1985
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis paper examines the crashworthiness of the Forward Control Passenger Vehicle (FCPV), an increasingly popular form of passenger transport, based upon the light delivery van. The nature and severity of the injuries sustained by a group of injured occupants o f crashed cars was compared with that of a group of injured occupants of crashed light vans, including those adapted for use as passenger vehicles. Injured van occupants were more likely to have sustained leg injuries, and more likely to have been severely injured than were injured occupants of conventional passenger cars. These differences were greatest among front seat occupants injured in frontal crashes. A field study of 31 light forward control vans involved in accidents in or near Adelaide illustrated the nature and severity of the damage sustained by these vehicles in frontal impacts. Recommendations for changes in the safety regulations applicable to light forward control vehicles are made.
Report NumberSAE 852183
PublisherSociety of Automotive Engineers
Conference Name3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering: Motor Vehicle Technology: Mobility for prosperity
Conference LocationJakarta, Indonesia
Conference Date11-14 November 1985
Page Range71-80
Page Count10
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Paix BR, Gibson TJ, McLean AJ (1985) 'The crashworthiness of forward control passenger vehicles', Proceedings of 3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering: Motor Vehicle Technology: Mobility for prosperity, pp 71-80.