VEHICLE HANDLING, ACCELERATION, AND SPEED MAINTENANCE

THE PRIMARY GOAL WAS TO PROVIDE DATA FROM WHICH MINIMUM ACCELERATION AND SPEED MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES AND TRUCKS COULD BE WRITTEN. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GOAL ARE SEVERAL INTERMEDIATE GOALS WHICH WERE REQUIRED FOR ITS COMPLETION. THEY WERE: TO DEVELOP MATHEMATICAL MODELS WHICH RELATE THE ACCELERATION AND SPEED MAINTENANCE CAPABILITIES OF VEHICLES TO HIGHWAY SERVICE AND SAFETY IN A QUANTITATIVE FASHION; TO OBTAIN THE DATA NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE MODELS; TO DETERMINE THE ACCELERATION AND SPEED MAINTENANCE CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING VEHICLES; AND TO RECOMMEND MINIMUM ACCELERATION AND SPEED MAINTENANCE CAPABILITIES SUITABLE FOR INCLUSION IN SAFETY STANDARDS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 21 Pp, 2 FiG, 2 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Research Institute

    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64110-2299
  • Authors:
    • St, JOHN AD
    • Glauz, W D
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1970 12:00AM