Great program and great way to bring a vehicle up to speed in a small area!
More information on the Volvo safety program #ForEveryonesSafety is here:
It also reminded me of some similar tests done in the 60's at Calspan as part of the HVOSM development
Below are some quick scans of some figures from a 1967 Calspan report. Many crane drop tests were performed as part of that research. Great to see crane drop tests still being used.
- (we apparently need to scan this report since don't find it online!)
- 1967 "Determination of Physical Criteria for Roadside Energy Conversion System", R. R. McHenry, N. J. DeLeys and D. J. Segal, Calspan Report No. VJ-2251-V-1, July