Purdue University Urban Car Experiment 830943

The research covers four areas: (a) the mobility enterprise concept, where consumer acceptance of a restricted use urban car is being tested, as a second car and in conjunction with access to a time-shared fleet of “touring” cars; (b) determination of performance and capacity specifications of such an urban car, using an on-board data acquisition system; (c) the definition of such an urban car, with special attention to crashworthiness/crash avoidance trade-offs; and (d) the use of an urban mini/micro van for general delivery and transport of the elderly and handicapped.


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