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by MSI
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit
Replies: 4
Views: 3996

US DOT Distracted Driver Summit

Distracted Driver Summit Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1, 2009 U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a September summit to address the dangers of text-messaging and other distractions behind the wheel. In late September, senior transportation officials, elected official...
by MSI
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Distracted Driving News and Information
Topic: STOP Cell phone use while driving!
Replies: 11
Views: 12236

Re: STOP Cell phone use while driving!

please also see the McHenry Software Forum thread on "Itexicated" Drivers
by MSI
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Vehicle Safety Issues
Topic: GM & Chrysler Litigation News
Replies: 0
Views: 1555

GM & Chrysler Litigation News

July 10, 2009: GM, Chrysler Bankruptcies Make Targets of Dealers, Suppliers General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Group LLC dealers and suppliers, such as TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., are becoming targets of product-liability lawsuits in the wake of the automakers’ bankruptcies August 27, 2009 Chrysle...
by MSI
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Exotic Car Crashes
Replies: 0
Views: 1443

Exotic Car Crashes

A site dedicated to documenting the crashes that happen to exotic cars. Obviously supports the notion that just because you have enough money to afford an exotic vehicle doesn't mean you know how to drive and/or take care of it!
http://www.wreckedexotics.com/
by MSI
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Litigation Topics and News!
Topic: How accurate is eyewitness memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 7479

Re: How accurate is eyewitness memory?

Some additional links on eyewitness memory:
July 12, 2009: 60 MINUTES: Eyewitness: How Accurate Is Visual Memory?
Transcript of the program
Also from Stanford:
The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony. Commentary on a talk by Fisher & Tversky by Engelhardt html PDF
by MSI
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Litigation Topics and News!
Topic: How accurate is eyewitness memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 7479

How accurate is eyewitness memory?

Interesting articles on the accuracy of human memory which can have an enormous impact on the outcome of a trial. Some quotes for thought from: Witness For the Defense: The Accused, the Eyewitness, and the Expert Who Puts Memory On Trial by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham, St. Martin's Pr...
by MSI
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Welcome! Please Read!
Topic: How and Why to Register for this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

How and Why to Register for this forum

HOW: Anyone can register. Registration is EASY. SImply click the registration link and you will be asked for your email address and voila! You are registered! The forum will email us so we can immediatly validate your registration. Your email will NOT be used for anything other than verification th...
by MSI
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: NHTSA database includes reported negative crush?
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

NHTSA database includes reported negative crush?

Q: In looking at the NHTSA crash test database site , I've noted several instances where one of the crush measurements was a negative value of significant magnitude. Can anyone explain why they report the value in this manner. All crashes are 30 mph or 35 mph rigid barrier impacts and in reviewing p...
by MSI
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?
Replies: 1
Views: 3020

Re: What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?

I came across an old post (8/31/98) with some additional information in response to a question on 'MU for rotation': Aug 1998: This is prepared in response to a question on the tire model in SMAC and equations to use in a spreadsheet program. As Monday mornings normally go, the stuff is hitting the ...
by MSI
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it?
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it?

Q: What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it? A: Intervehicle friction, as simulated by original SMAC and EDSMAC, is in the form of simple Coulomb friction. It requires the existence of a force perpendicular to the contact region and it is proportional to that force. (For additional informa...