Crash Simulation Vehicle Models

CARB contracted Lotus Engineering Inc. to validate the safety of a low-mass vehicle body-in-white such as the crossover vehicle described in Lotus’ 2010 lightweight vehicle study, An Assessment of Mass Reduction Opportunities for a 2017-2020 Model Year Vehicle Program. The baseline, low option and high option FEA models were developed to support this study.

The following models were developed by George Washington University National Crash Analysis Center and used in support of several NHTSA programs.  

Cheverolet Silverado

Ford Explorer

Ford Taurus

Honda Accord

Toyota Venza

Toyota Yaris