PARATRANSIT VEHICLE TEST AND EVALUATION. VOLUME II: ACCELERATION AND INTERIOR MEASUREMENT TESTS

A series of tests and evaluations of two prototype vehicles for paratransit were conducted. This volume (Volume II) presents the test procedure and results of the acceleration and interior measurement test series. The tests determined the acceleration characteristics of the vehicles, the effects of vehicle acceleration/deceleration on vehicle passengers, the effectiveness of wheelchair restraint systems, and the available interior space for the driver and passengers. Performance data of the prototypes are compared with those of two baseline test vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-295475, and Volume 3, PB-295477. Also available in set of 5 reports, PB-295474-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
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    Transportation Systems Center

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  • Authors:
    • Wesson, L E
    • Culley, C
    • Anderson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-0052-78-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1241
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM