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HVE Offers Insight Into Loss Of Control Crashes

HVE has revolutionized the technologies used to reconstruct crashes involving motor vehicle handling and controllability. Several applications of these technologies are presented in the examples below, such as loss of control leading to off-road excursion or hydroplaning due to vehicle and road conditions.

Click on an image to explore a detailed reconstruction of each scenario, including the issues and answers provided directly using HVE simulation technologies. You'll also discover simulation set-up details, results and high-definition simulation movies from various camera viewpoints.

LOSS OF CONTROL • A 2005 Toyota Camry LE lost control and skidded off a 2-lane road, down a 20 foot embankment, impacted the ground on its left side, rolled over and came to rest on its wheels.

HYDROPLANING • An SUV was traveling on a 2-lane mountain road at 55 mph as it entered a downhill curve to the right. The cut bank exposed a natural spring and the road surface in the curve was covered with a thin layer of water. As the vehicle traveled across the wet region it began to sideslip and lose control.

STABILITY CONTROL • An SUV was traveling about 5 mph above the posted speed limit on a slight downgrade as it entered a curve. It had been raining; the driver lost control and left the road. Would a stability control system have prevented the crash?

These are just a few applications of the advanced simulation technologies available in the HVE (Human-Vehicle-Environment) simulation software suite used by motor vehicle crash reconstructionists in over 30 countries. To learn more about using HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI, contact EDC or call 888.768.6216.

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