Docket No. Nhtsa-2004-25441 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Anthropomorphic Test Devices; ES-2re Side Impact Crash Test Dummy 50th Percentile Adult Male
Document Number: 06-9554
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Docket No. Nhtsa-2004-25441
This final rule amends the agency's regulation on anthropomorphic test devices to add specifications and qualification requirements for a new mid-size adult male crash test dummy, called the ``ES-2re'' test dummy. The ES-2re dummy has enhanced injury assessment capabilities compared to devices existing today, which allows for a fuller assessment of the types and magnitudes of the injuries occurring in side impacts and of the efficacy of countermeasures in improving occupant protection. The agency plans to use the ES-2re dummy in an upgraded Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on side impact protection.