Tesla crash is still an event that provokes thought and review of safety

SEE: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-driver-killed-autopilot-crash-would-still-be-alive-if-trailers-had-side-underride-guards.html Here is my latest post at Tree Hugger: We have had underride guards that are effective in crashes above 50 mph for over 30 years. Guards must be energy absorbing for proper protection in high-speed crashes, period! Increasing the length away from the truck or trailer of the underrun guard increases the critical … Read more…

Vehicle crash compatibility of big trucks and trailers and new car obstacle detection systems

http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm reports: 2 million tractor trailers 3.5 million working truck drivers Trucking industry estimated Total revenue 255.5 billion The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. How many trailers are sold in the U.S.? Approximate average of 280,000 per year Once again the automobile and trucking industries refuse … Read more…