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by brian
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is Closing Speed?
Replies: 0
Views: 16332

What is Closing Speed?

Q: What is closing speed? A: Closing speed is used to indicate the speed of approach of two colliding bodies immediately before contact. It may further be defined as the algebraic sum of the velocity components of two vehicles along a reference line connecting their centers of gravity, and it is gen...
by brian
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Highway Safety
Topic: Move over Red Light Bandit, Here comes the Speed-Camera!
Replies: 1
Views: 3408

Move over Red Light Bandit, Here comes the Speed-Camera!

Speed-Camera's, coming soon to towns near you! We applaud the use of technology to thwart unsafe speeding! June 20, 2012: NY Times: With Speed-Camera Bill, More Writing of Tickets May Be Going Hands-Free Under a proposal now gaining traction in Albany New Yorkers may soon be answering to an authori...
by brian
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: CRASH & Damage/Momentum Analysis
Topic: What is WinSMASH?
Replies: 1
Views: 5808

What is WinSMASH?

Q: June 18, 2012:I noticed in a recent job opportunity they made reference to the WinSMASH* program. I don't have any interest in the job opportunity, but I do have an interest in evaluating the WinSMASH program. I read in a technical paper at least 5 years ago that NHTSA had planned to release the ...
by brian
Wed May 30, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Highway Safety
Topic: 2011 NHTSA Early Estimate of Traffic Fatalities Record Low!
Replies: 0
Views: 2192

2011 NHTSA Early Estimate of Traffic Fatalities Record Low!

May 2012: NHTSA Early Estimate of 2011 Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities May 7: A statistical projection of traffic fatalities in 2011 shows that an estimated 32,310 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decline of about 1.7 percent as compared to the 32,885 fatalities in 20...
by brian
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Vehicle Safety
Topic: The Autonomous Car of the Future is Here
Replies: 0
Views: 1855

The Autonomous Car of the Future is Here

Feb 2012: Interesting article in Wired magazine by Traffic author Tom Vanderbuilt entitled Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here Brings up interesting legal issues: who's responsible when the car crashes? Apparently that's why self parking vehicles won't do it without you in ...
by brian
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: CRASH & Damage/Momentum Analysis
Topic: Link to CRASH3 manual on NHTSA site broken
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Link to CRASH3 manual on NHTSA site broken

Q: I was recently searching for the NHTSA Crash3 User’s Guide and Technical Manual and came across your webpage (which appears to be one of the very few sources around for this document) however the link is current dead (http://www-nass.nhtsa.dot.gov/NASS/MANUALS/Crash3Man.pdf). Would you happen to ...
by brian
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Nissan Frontier commercial uses fake Spiral Jump
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

Nissan Frontier commercial uses fake Spiral Jump

Jan 2012: Everyone is getting into the act! Guess with the 40 anniversary since the debut of the original Spiral Jump, folks know it's a great stunt. but only when it's real and exacuted properly. but hey, it's a neat commercial!! Nissan Frontier Fake Spiral Jump for reality: See Questions on the Mc...
by brian
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump
Topic: Nissan Frontier commercial uses fake Spiral Jump
Replies: 0
Views: 2903

Nissan Frontier commercial uses fake Spiral Jump

Jan 2012: Everyone is getting into the act! Guess with 40 years since the debut of the original Spiral Jump, and with folks knowing it's a great stunt, folks are messing around with trying to re-do it. We prefer real and exeuted properly versions of the stunt. Since you can do ANYTHING with animatio...
by brian
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump
Topic: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump
Replies: 6
Views: 7845

Re: Dyrdek Chevy Sonic KickFlip Stunt is the Spiral Jump

Autoweek covers the stunt. Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek kick-flips a Chevrolet Sonic for ad which includes "Professional skateboarder and MTV star Rob Dyrdek did something with a Chevrolet Sonic on Saturday that's never been done before: a kick flip. That's what they call it when a skateboard, or a car, ...