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Brief Summary of a Further Analysis of the Effects of SUV Weight and Length

The objective of this study was to further evaluate the effects of SUV weight and length changes on crashworthiness based on the 2004 analysis. A sensitivity analysis technique was applied to the fleet model developed in the previous analysis in order to reduce the confidence intervals on driver injury results by expanding the number of accidents cases. This draft summary provides initial results of this further analysis.

Research Highlights

  • This summary explores three different analyses on the topics of lightweight and longer SUVs , lightweight SUVs and collision partners, and simulations with various combinations of reduced mass and increased length. 

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