Autos -- safety -- crash test, 1954
Other supplementary material continues: "Instrumentation for the tests includes two high speed movie cameras to be operated at 1000 frames per second. Four other movie cameras will be used as well as a 10-channel recording oscillograph. Nine electronic accelerometers, four tensiometers and seven mechanical accelerometers will also be employed. Objectives: (1) To develop a system of instrumentation for accurately evaluating the physical factors associated with automotive crash deceleration. (2) Evaluation, protection-wise, of chest, shoulder, and lap type safety belts as motorist restraints. (3) Securing of additional data on permanent deformation of a car frame in such a crash and data that may help in estimating pre-impact velocity of wrecked vehicles. (4) Securing data on factors that lead to injury of unrestrained bodies during crash. The institute of transportation and traffic engineering: The Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering was established in 1947 by the State Legislature in the department of engineering for teaching and research in the transportation field. Headquarters are maintained on both the Los Angeles and Berkeley campuses of the University of California. Prof. John H. Mathewson is in charge at U.C.L.A. These tests are being carried out with the cooperation of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power which made the test site available".