Midwest Roadside Safety Facility receives electric vehicle data donation

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Deconstructed parts of a Tesla Model, photo provided by Caresoft images.
Deconstructed parts of a Tesla Model, photo provided by Caresoft images.

For roadside safety engineers and research groups, which often face limited budgets and resources, collecting complete and contemporary vehicle data is a challenging task. The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the recipient of a significant data donation from Caresoft Global, a vehicle data benchmarking organization that is offering a database of detailed vehicle data for electric vehicles to further roadside safety research.

The donated data, including 3-D CAD drawings of structures, measurements, feature alignment, electronics, chassis properties and simulation models of current electric vehicles, is assisting the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF) in its pursuit to make roads safer and reduce driver and passenger fatalities. As more electric vehicles are produced and purchased, exploring the interaction between these vehicles and roadside safety systems to ensure occupants remain safe in the event of a crash is vital, said Cody Stolle, assistant director of MwRSF and research assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering.





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