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Collision avoidance safety technology: the least "bang" for the buck
Author(s): Paul J. Lescoe
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Paper Abstract

Mature and emerging commercial technologies for crash detection, and vehicle driver's control aids are evaluated to assess their near term potential for use on military vehicles. The conclusion is that Collision Warning Systems, show potential for reducing the frequency of some of the common types of military vehicle accidents, especially during formation driving or convoys. To determine benefits, an emphasis is placed on the potential for projected cost savings realized from fewer accidents and personnel injuries. This approach best illustrates the advantages of trying to incorporate off -the- shelf commercial products for military use. If such a safety product could reduce overall operating expense , its introduction may be warranted without fortification of the component to meet Military Specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10281, Technologies for Advanced Land Combat: A Critical Review, 1028108 (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205544
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Paul J. Lescoe, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10281:
Technologies for Advanced Land Combat: A Critical Review
Emily H. Vandiver; Gerald R. Lane; Thomas A. DuBois, Editor(s)

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