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Abstract

The system comprises an on-board vehicle accident data transduction and recoding unit, based on a solid-state micro-processor unit, which monitors and records aspects of vehicle status during road traffic accidents and an off-vehicle interpretation facility with which accident reconstruction is achieved. Primary data is vehicle acceleration on a three-coordinate system together with yaw; secondary data covers vehicle speed and operation of several on-board control systems. Innovatively, data is collected during the accident instead of afterwards. It is concluded that accident reconstruction is feasible to an acceptable level, and that in difficult cases, partial reconstruction may be possible. Field trials using true prototypes are required.

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Authors: QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, ;MAN TECHNOLOGIE GMBH, ;THE MOTOR INDUSTRY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, ;UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN, ;INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, ;MANNESMANN KIENZLE GMBH, ;INDUSTRIE PER LO SPAZIO E LE COMMUNICAZIONI, ;THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB,
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V1050/Fin EN (1992) 20 pp., ECU 5
Availability: Available from CEC, c/o Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199330445 / Last updated on: 1995-10-17
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en