AN INVESTIGATION OF TOP SPEED LIMITING CONCEPTS

THE FACTORS INVOLVED WHEN ONE CONSIDERS WHETHER OR NOT THERE SHOULD BE A LAW REQUIRING TOP-SPEED-LIMITING DEVICES ON VEHICLES POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS IN REDUCING ACCIDENTS; (1) POSSIBLE PROBLEMS IN IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT AND (2) TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY. IT WAS THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THIS ANALYSIS TO DEAL ONLY WITH THE LATTER. THE MAJOR TASKS OF THIS PROGRAM WERE TO: DETERMINE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TOP-SPEED-LIMITING DEVICES IN AREAS SUCH AS FUNCTION, ACCURACY RELIABILITY, AND TAMPER RESISTANCE; DETERMINE IF EXISTING SPEED CONTROL DEVICES COULD BE MODIFIED TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS OR IF A NEW DEVICE SHOULD BE DEVELOPED; DEFINE ANY NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR EXISTING DEVICES TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS OR DETERMINE IF DEVELOPMENT OF ADEQUATE NEW DEVICES WAS WITHIN THE STATE OF THE ART; DETERMINE THE OVERALL COSTS OF THE SELECTED SPEED LIMITING CONCEPTS, AND DEVELOP CRITERIA WHICH COULD BE USED IN WRITING A STANDARD FOR A TOP-SPEED-LIMITING DEVICE. IN ADDITION, A RANGE OF SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AND SECURITY CONCEPTS ARE DEFINED AND A NUMBER OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH TOP-SPEED-LIMITING ARE DESCRIBED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Columbus, OH  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Herridge, J T
    • Day, J B
    • Francis, G A
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00220531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2 Vol
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM