SCHOOL BUSES SEE THE LIGHT

Some advanced designs and technological innovations in lighting equipment are briefly described. The Halogen-Cycle sealed beam lights in the 200-T and 36-A and 100 series remain brighter longer than unsealed units. Road dirt, corrosive fumes, and air pollution will not dull their reflective surfaces. The 200-T all-weather safety light has patented louvers, and will cut through fog, dust and rain without blinding on-coming traffic. Another series, the R-Series, is engineered for late model bumpers with rectangular openings. Also described here is the Deceleration Alert System (DAS) designed to control the driver just behind the decelerating car. The DAS is a patented application of the Positive Accelerator Position Signal (PAPS) concept of signaling acceleration/deceleration before the brake signal. This concept considers the position of the acceleration/deceleration mode of the accelerator. The device signals the point of zero acceleration through various controls to a lighting fixture attached to the rear of the vehicle. The operation of the DAS is described.

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    Bobit Publishing Company

    2500 Artesia Boulevard
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

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  • Accession Number: 00385141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 773
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM