This SAE Recommended Practice describes the test procedures for conducting dynamic frontal strength test for COE heavy truck applications. Its purpose is to establish recommended test procedures which will standardize the procedure for heavy trucks. Descriptions of the test set-up, test instrumentation, photographic/video coverage, and the test fixtures are included.
Added the option to use a more readily available manikin when assessing the test cab intrusion into the occupant survival space. The new manikin options are very similar to the current ECE regulation requirement and will have no significant affect on the result of the assessment.