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Utilizing Future Vehicle Technology to Improve Safety
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01023767

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Abstract:

As in the past 60 years, commercial motor vehicle (CMV) design will continue to evolve incrementally over the next 5- to 20-year horizon. The CMVs of the near future will probably look very similar to today's vehicles. However, they will have much less resemblance under the hood to their forebears, and many of those new technologies will serve to improve the safety of the driver and the traveling public. In this paper, a number of factors that influence the design and operation of CMVs are explored. Although the focus is on freight-transporting vehicles, many of the issues discussed apply to passenger-carrying vehicles as well. Because CMVs are designed to serve the needs of commerce, a discussion of vehicle configuration, weights, and dimensions comes first. Next the major vehicular systems are discussed: brakes, tires, and engine and powertrain. The safety of the driver, from the standpoint of both driver protection and safety-enhancing technologies, is explored next, and finally, the connection between CMV maintenance and operational integrity is examined.

Monograph Accession #:

01023766

Language:

English

Authors:

Freund, D M
Shaffer, S J
Loy, L W
Minor, L W

Pagination:

pp 74-83

Publication Date:

2006

Serial:

Transportation Research Board Conference Proceedings

Issue Number: 38
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 1073-1652

Conference:

Future Truck and Bus Safety Research Opportunities

Location: Arlington Virginia, United States
Date: 2005-3-23 to 2005-3-24
Sponsors: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

0309094224

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Print

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Subject Areas:

Design; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety

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Created Date:

May 4 2006 2:53PM

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