MR 01: Report on overseas visits: Vehicle occupant protection project (1989)


Visits were made to a number of American and European vehicle manufacturers, Research Centres, and Traffic Safety Administration Authorities during April and May 1988 to discuss current trends and developments in occupant safety worldwide. In addition, several Invitations were made to overseas experts to visit the Monash University Accident Research Centre during 1988 and 1989 to hold similar discussions. The outcomes of these discussions are described in terms of types of collisions and occupant injuries of major concern currently to many of those committed to improving occupant protection. Improvements and current difficulties in international vehicle standards are also discussed, along with suggestions on how Australia can effectively contribute to the development of safe vehicles.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Minor Report
Author(s): Brian Fildes, Peter Vulcan
Topics: Occ protection
Publication Date: 01/10/89