Transportation Safety Technologies Incorporated is leading consulting and testing firm with specialized and unique expertise in the evaluation of motor vehicle pre-crash and crash performance. Consultations include research and testing in the evaluation and design of motor vehicle safety systems with special expertise in fuel system design, motor vehicle handling and stability, motor vehicle fire cause and origin, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, occupant response during collisions and occupant protection systems. Specialized Testing capabilities include full scale vehicle handling and rollover stability testing utilizing a steering robot and instrumentation consistent with recommended practice or standards. Successful test programs evaluating vehicle pre-crash performance include J-turns, circle turns, obstacle avoidance and other common tests including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) constant speed slowly increasing steer, fishhook and sine with dwell maneuvers. Evaluations include objective measures of vehicle performance under circumstances of different tires/wheels, vehicle load, aftermarket equipment and alternative designs. Successful tests of a variety of motor vehicle components are conducted including tests of suspension components, tires, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), door latches, brakes and fuel tanks and related components.
Mark W. Arndt is the founder and president of Transportation Safety Technologies, Incorporated. Principal work involves consultation, research and testing in the evaluation and design of motor vehicle safety systems with special expertise in fuel system design, motor vehicle fire cause and origin, occupant protection systems, crash investigation, crash reconstruction, occupant response during collisions, motor vehicle handling and stability, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and motor vehicle testing and analysis. Mark was nominated and served as President (2005/06) of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) and awarded the AAAM 2003 A. J. Mirkin Service Award. Professional activities include participation as faculty on crash investigation courses, appointment to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Executive Committee, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Accident Analysis & Prevention. Mark has served on SAE committees and participated as paper reviewer for SAE technical sessions.
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