Crash Tests
Main AuthorHorst Ecker
Co-AuthorsPeter Saleh
Type of Mediapdf-document
Publication Typelecture
Publication Year2016
Publisher25. EVU Congress, Bratislava

In a joint effort, two Austrian academic institutions leading in motorcycle dynamics and single-track vehicle research have developed and instrumented a sophisticated motorcycle for testing and measurement tasks related to traffic accident research and analysis. This motorcycle probe vehicle (MoProVe) is based on a high-end street bike (KTM Super Adventure), which represents the state-of-the-art in recent motorcycle technology. The vehicle was instrumented with two independent high-fidelty measurement systems. Covering different areas of measurements, these two systems complement each other, but serve as backup system and verification tool as well.

With its numerous on-board sensors and two specialized measurement systems added, MoProVe is a unique probe vehicle with exceptional measurement capabilities suitable for almost all kinds of studies and investigations in traffic accident research and analysis. In this article, the vehicle and the measurement systems are described in details and exemplary measurement tests are present-ed. Moreover, the range of applications in accident analysis is addressed and advantages and ben-efits from studies using this new probe vehicle are highlighted.

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