Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-0431

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.


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