Vehicle Rollovers

A quick check of the term “rollover” showed an enormous amount of vehicle rollovers just in the last few days.  One in California killed a family of four with two children.  In another rollover, a car hit a power transformer and knocked out power to the area.

This raises the question: is it possible to engineer vehicles (i.e., make them lower, wider, or with better suspension) so that they don’t rollover as easily?  What about self-driving technology?  Can it be used to slow down a car automatically before a curve?

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fatal-Crash-Loma-Linda-San-Diego-County-CHP-363122521.html

http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2015/dec/23/man-dies-in-rollover-crash-north-of-watford-city/

http://abc7.com/news/riverside-rollover-crash-causes-power-outage/1132154/

http://www.startribune.com/elk-river-man-dies-in-rollover-accident-in-steele-county/363339511/

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/12/22/rollover-crash-on-i-270-backs-up-morning-traffic/

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/12/22/perrysville-man-cited-rollover-crash/77754548/

http://wabi.tv/2015/12/22/houlton-woman-killed-in-interstate-rollover-accident/

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/police-fire-essex-man-injured-in-rollover-accident/article_ba5e4f14-b305-5cac-83f5-aab7744ae1e4.html

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/male-dies-in-rollover-accident/article_5a570ff2-ace3-5f9c-b0c9-12d70277c5d3.html

http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Only-minor-injuries-in-War-Memorial-three-car-crash-rollover-363309511.html

http://www.stjoechannel.com/news/local-news/rollover-accident-sends-man-to-hospital

http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/driver-killed-in-rollover-accident-in-walcott

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2 thoughts on “Vehicle Rollovers

  1. I remember when I was a kid, seeing a car with a family in it overturn on the junction (intersection) just outside my house. It was a shocking experience, but at least there no-one was hurt. I’m sure they should prioritise this in the safety features for new vehicles…but I don’t know…

    Vijay

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