Crashworthiness is effectively a packaging problem with death, brain damage and quadriplegia as likely outcomes. In a 1952 paper, Hugh DeHaven outlined the following fundamental principles of vehicle crashworthiness and occupant crash protection design. The occupant compartment of a vehicle should retain its basic integrity or “survival space.” Specifically,

Rollover Crashworthiness and Countermeasures

For the past 20 years, CfIR's focus has been on rollover crashworthiness and occupant safety. Using accepted scientific methodology, our crashworthiness research has included: