Impact Testing a Powered Wheelchair

September 11, 2018

An Invacare TDX SP wheelchair was impact tested to determine peak force measured at the front caster wheels at speeds up to 2mph.

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Motorcycle Crash Testing – Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

June 14, 2017

A 2-day crash test series featuring 16 motorcycles and 7 vehicles was conducted by CAARS staff/members who gathered in collaboration on Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.

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Seat Belt Webbing Elongation Testing

May 15, 2015

Seat belt webbing elongation tests were performed with a constant 2.0in/nim webbing grip separation rate using an Instron model 1123 tension-compression machine.

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Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Test Series

April 15, 2015

Impact testing conducted in northern California to train investigators on gathering physical evidence commonly used in reconstructing pedestrian collisions.

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Rolling Friction of a Run-Flat Condition SUV Tire

March 23, 2015

An SUV was tested to measure overall rolling friction when the inflation pressure of one rear tire was reduced to 20, 10 and 3psi.

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CAT 12G Motor Grader Blade-Drop Deceleration Testing

April 18, 2012

A Caterpillar 12G Motor Grader was tested to determine acceleration/deceleration/speed capabilities, and stopping distance.

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Lock-Wheel Skid Testing

June 4, 2006

Locked-wheel tire friction testing was conducted in a ABS-deactivated passenger van at the site of a single-vehicle collision.

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