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Survival presentation

  1. 1. Heavy Vehicle Aggressivity Ronald Kaminski
  2. 2. Issues <ul><li>Heavy Vehicle Aggressivity </li></ul><ul><li>Research in United States and European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Previous NTSB Recommendations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Crashworthiness <ul><li>Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatibility of impacting vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupant protection </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Heavy Vehicle Aggressivity
  5. 5. Heavy Vehicle Aggressivity <ul><li>Mismatched heights between the truck bumper and passenger vehicle bumpers </li></ul><ul><li>Stiffer truck bumper and frame </li></ul><ul><li>Weight differential between the truck and passenger vehicles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research in the United States <ul><li>In 2000, the 21 st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP) was created </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, the 21CTP published “ Roadmap and Technical White Papers ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests or field trials not completed </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research in the European Union <ul><li>ECE Regulation 93 </li></ul><ul><li>2003 VC-COMPAT </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a database and conduct analysis of all heavy trucks and trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on available underride devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use numerical modeling as alternative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006 VC-COMPAT Results </li></ul>
  8. 8. Previous NTSB Recommendations Hampshire, Illinois, October 2003 Safety Recommendations H-06-15 and -16
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>No Front Underride Protection Systems or any standards or guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>No testing or changes by NHTSA </li></ul><ul><li>Reiterate Safety Recommendations H-06-15 and -16 </li></ul>

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