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Adaptive Polymorphic Vehicle Test Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239369D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-03
Document File: 4 page(s) / 375K

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Adaptive Polymorphic Vehicle Test Device

Problem Statement: Currently rollover abuse testing requires vehicle to be shipped to

certain areas, such as, Borrego springs/California to conduct tests on rough road and

surfaces. This process is costly, time consuming, the surface conditions are not controlled,

they depend on the raining conditions and the various activities that take place on the

designated roads.

Also, the conditions of these surfaces could become very rough and not suitable for small cars

testing, which not designed for such road conditions, but still need to be tested for some rollover

requirements.

Advantages: This design runs the test in control conditions. It saves cost timing. Provides more

supports the test, without team travel or shipping parts. It provides more security to the new

model and prototypes. It can be utilized by cross teams, such as brake, safety and others

Design description:

The device can be designed as segments and extended for higher levels or wider cars.

The device material structure can be steel, aluminum, or composite with different cross section elements

The device can be moved by wheels or just carried

The device can stand on feet or bolted to the ground or controlled by weight holders

The device surface can be a combination of different sheets with different shapes, material, frictions.. etc. The surfaces can be also changed or swapped as needed to represent different road conditions.


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The surface can be marked, but not limited, with 3 different driving lines; One for straight jump (red l...