The Traffic Accident Reconstruction Origin -Contents-
Contents July, 1999
- TARO Feature Articles
- Traffic Accident Reconstruction Related WWW Sites
These are off-site resources
- Renfroe Engineering
Technical Papers David A. Renfroe and his firm, Renfroe Engineering, is a significant source
of vehicle dynamics, off road vehicle, and occupant restraint research and publishing. The Renfroe
website offers several related techinical papers.
AutoWare is a small software development company that produces racecar applications.
Their web site contains some simple and short articles that should be of interest
to the reconstuctionists. Among them are the following topics:
Human Error in Road Accidents: An Information Processing Analysis
This article provides a brief overview of human information processing
limitations and explains how they can contribute to road accidents. This is a
"first-principles" approach to accident investigation because it draws on knowledge of
basic human psychological processes. Instead of looking at the driver from the outside,
we try to understand his/her mental processing and how it interacts with the
environment. Marc Green, Ph.D. John W. Senders, Ph. D
Update from the editor 07/01/99
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available for guest editorials.
- What's New?
- There is a new
Approach Angles Problem. This problem involves a collision between a car and bus.
- There is still no announced solution to the Approach Angle
Two Green Lights.
- The contents of previous issues of TARO have been passed to Reference
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