California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Models Of Vehicular Collision: Development And Simulation With Emphasis On Safety IV: An Improved Algorithm For Detecting Contact Between Vehicles
- Author(s): O'Reilly, Oliver M.
- Papadopoulos, Panayiotis
- Lo, Gwo-jeng
- Varadi, Peter C.
- et al.
This report describes a procedure for detecting the geometry of the contact interface between vehicles. This technique uses a better approximation of the vehicle's shape and also preserves the advantage of the ellipsoidal model. This new model for the low relative velocity vehicular collision is based on a box model for the outer surface of the vehicle and is referred to as BM.