Aloke Prasad

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting a research program to investigate the crash compatibility of passenger cars, light trucks and vans (LTV’s) in vehicle-to-vehicle collisions. NHTSA has conducted a series of eight full-scale vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests to evaluate vehicle compatibility issues. Tests were conducted(More)
This paper presents an overview of NHTSA’s vehicle aggressivity and fleet compatibility research activities. This research program is being conducted in close cooperation with the International Harmonized Research Agenda (IHRA) compatibility research group. NHTSA is monitoring the changing vehicle mix in the U.S. fleet, analyzing crash statistics, and(More)
NHTSA has developed and conducted a vehicleto-vehicle crash test program to evaluate the statistical correlation between vehicle performance measures and the probability of driver fatality in a crash partner vehicle. The test program uncovered some concerns regarding NHTSA’s rigid barrier data collection and review methods. The vehicle-tovehicle tests did(More)
On March 19, 1997, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Final Rule amending FMVSS No. 208 to allow manufacturers to de-power air bags in their passenger vehicles. This is considered an interim solution to the problems associated with aggressive air bag deployments. Consequently, the amended rule has a sunset provision that(More)
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