Air Bag Test Data

NHTSA has undertaken a test program to evaluate the aggressiveness of air bags to occupants who are out-of-position, in a vehicle crash, during air bag deployment. In addition, NHTSA is evaluating the potential to reduce air bag aggressivenesswith new air bag designs and/or inflators with reduced output (De-Powered Systems). Current results of this test program can be downloaded from the table below. Brief explanations of test conditions are provided.

Please note: Newer test reports are available electronically by querying the NHTSA database. Tests performed in or before 2004 (depending upon the test lab) may only be available from GWU. Kathryn Agrali [agralik@ncac.gwu.edu] and Jennifer A. Seaton [jbehrs@ncac.gwu.edu]