The Production HELP Bumper: Evolution, Testing, and Evaluation 740062

Firestone has now released its production High Energy Level Pneumatic (HELP) bumper system, designed to fit all transit coaches presently made by prime bus manufacturers; it is also adaptable for retrofit to older coaches. Vehicle tests have demonstrated 6 mph barrier crash capability and 10 mph collisions into pre-1973 passenger cars with no damage to bus or HELP bumper. Collisions with a 1974 passenger car at speeds to 8.5 mph resulted in no damage to either vehicle.


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