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2019-04-02

Acceleration Testing of 2011 MCI J4500 45 foot Motor Coach 2019-01-0409

The time/distance relationship for a motor coach accelerating from a stop is often needed to accurately assess the events leading up to a collision. Several series of tests were conducted to document the low speed acceleration performance of a 45-foot long 2011 MCI J4500 motor coach equipped with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine and a ZF AS Tronic 12-speed automatic transmission. These tests included three load configurations and two different acceleration rates, normal and rapid. Data were gathered with a Racelogic VBOX IIIi.

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