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RE: Audi snubbed again

On Wed, 19 Apr 1995, Matt Bartholomew wrote:

> I'm also curious about how foot placement at the time of the crash
> affects the injury probability.  Do they assume that the left foot
> is on the clutch or on the dead-pedal?  Do they assume that the 
> right foot is on the gas or on the brake?  Maybe there's a difference.


	When I was doing crash testing on the @#$&*^(better not say:-) ) 
it made quite a difference where the feet were placed.  As a 
matter of fact, teh technicians would sometimes tweak the 
positions to increase the chances of passing on the femur loads.  
Personally, I think that even a pass (2250lb on each femur!!!) is 
pretty liberal.  I would hate to have that kind of load on my 
femurs, even if it was in an Audi.

Graydon D. Stuckey

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