Experimental Safety Vehicle

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Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) is the designation for experimental concept cars which are used to test car safety ideas.

In 1973 the U.S. DOT announced its ESV project, the aim of which was to obtain safer vehicles by 1981.[1] A car produced by this effort was known as the Minicar RSV.

In 1991, the ESV abbreviation was backronymed to Enhanced Safety of Vehicles.[2]

Some ESVs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ AROnline: Made in Britain Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ AROnline: Made in Britain Archived October 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ RSV development
  6. ^ Archive index at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Gallery Archived 2010-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Mercedes Safety Research Test Lab on Wheels
  10. ^ The ESF 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle Archived 2012-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  13. ^ [1]

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