Acceleration Testing of 2000 Van Hool 45 foot Motor Coach 2019-01-0431
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 2000 Van Hool 45 foot long motor coach equipped with an Allison B500 6-speed automatic transmission. These tests included three load configurations and two different acceleration rates. Data were gathered with a VBOX.
Wesley D. Grimes, Jonathan Balasa, Greg Wilcoxson