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Type: Journal article
Title: Vehicle mass as a determinant of fuel consumption and secondary safety performance: A comment
Author: Hutchinson, T.
Anderson, R.
Citation: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2010; 15(2):123-125
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1361-9209
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T.P. Hutchinson and R.W.G. Anderson
Abstract: Attention 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. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Car mass
Crash tests
Crush distance
Driver injury severity
Single-car crashes
Two-car crashes
Description: Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2009.10.006
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