This study considered the emergency stopping ability of a range of family passenger vehicles sized from very small (2000 lb/900 kg) to medium (3600 lb/1660 kg). The conditions were wet and dry asphaltic concrete with the vehicles in two different load configurations. There is a common belief that anti-skid braking systems (ABS) greatly improve the performance of a vehicle under emergency braking situations. The project included a study of the effects of ABS on the performance of a medium sedan under loaded and unloaded conditions on wet asphalt concrete surfaces. The effect of ABS on steering performance under emergency situations was not evaluated. Braking was evaluated using a combination of a "chalk gun" method used by Australian police accident units and a Vericom VC.200 on-board computer.

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    Accident Reconstruction Journal

    3004 Charleton Court
    Waldorf, MD  United States  20602-2527
  • Authors:
    • Bullen, F
    • RULLER, J
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 40-43
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  • Accession Number: 00662988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM