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Crash Simulations of Three-Wheeled Scooter Taxi (TST)
Published May 19, 2003 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
This paper reports the rigid-body-based simulations for frontal impact of Three-Wheeled Scooter Taxi (TST) with a rigid barrier and those of a TST with a pedestrian in different spatial configurations. The simulations have been carried out in MADYMO. The paper describes the development of the TST model, assesses the scale of injuries to the driver, occupant and pedestrian during the occurrence of these impacts and analyses the crashworthiness of TST. It is observed that even with small changes in the TST there is significant improvement in the injury indices. We thus believe that there is a considerable scope of improvement of the crashworthiness of the TST.