ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE CAPABILITIES OF MOPEDS. VOLUME II: TECHNICAL REPORT

Moped response, performance, and accident avoidance capabilities are assessed. Moped design features are reviewed. Four instrumented vehicles were evaluated. Full scale tests included steady turn, lane change, free control stability, roadway disturbances, open and closed loop braking, acceleration/top speed, and hill climb. Two wheeler test procedures and measures are presented, along with subjective evaluations. Sensitivity to operating variables are quantified. Potential safety-related handling problems were identified. A typical moped was modified for increased speed performance, and upgraded brake and tire components.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-186651.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zellner, J W
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 312 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1113-1-II Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-331
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01719
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1981 12:00AM