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2019-04-02

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 45 foot long 2000 Van Hool motor coach equipped with a Cummins ISM engine and an Allison B500 6-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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