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HIGHLIGHTING THE PROBLEM
What is underride?
Soc., Jud. & Pol. Asp.:
  • Stupid Paradox...
  • Basic Dilemma
  • How does justice...
  • Basic reasons...
  • It is possible...
  • Essential things...

  • Technical Aspects:
  • Passive safety...
  • Traps for humans
  • Estimating forces
  • The "wedge effect"
  • Ground clearance
  • High guards...
  • Opposing reasons

  • Worldwide Problem:
  • Existing standards 
  • Roving guillotines:

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, USA
  • Accident pictures
  • WHAT ARE WE DOING?
    Objective & Strategy
    Designs & Tests:
  • Articulated Guard
  • Pliers Guard
  • CRASH TEST #1
  • CRASH TEST #2
  • CRASH TEST #3

  • Publications
    Partnership & Team
    New Regulation
    MISCELLANEOUS
    Acknowledgments
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    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

     
    • Mr. Brian ONeill, President of the IIHS - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who was kind enough to send technical reports and also letters and Federal Register documents, which were extremely useful for us to learn how opposition forces work and how difficult our campaign would be.

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    • Mr. George Rechnitzer, Senior Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia), who sent us very basic and important technical reports, as well as the excellent video film from the crash tests performed by that university. Thanks to this very valuable contribution, UNICAMP and all local automotive safety engineers now have a vast knowledge which facilitates our own crash tests program.

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    • Mr. John E. Tomassoni, Motor Vehicle Safety Consultant (Phone: 001-410-641-8699 and Fax: 001-410-641-50970), who was very kind to invite Eng. Luis Otto Faber Schmutzler to participate as speaker at the SAE TOPTEC CONFERENCE: HEAVY VEHICLE UNDERRIDE PROTECTION in Palm Springs, California, April 1997.

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    • Mr. Byron Bloch (7731 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854, USA. Phone and Fax: 001-301-299-1800), SAE, IDSA, Auto Safety Design, for his contribution and support during and after the SAE TOPTEC CONFERENCE.