Hello! I received a Student Undergraduate Research Grant in 2015 to conduct crash testing research but I don't think I ever posted the final paper here.
Note: I urge teams and Sweepstakes to interpret the test results as a single reference point that does not represent the full scope of impact scenarios or control for all possible variables. As the first crash testing study, I believe the results are incredibly informative and valuable but should not be treated as an accredited study. I encourage teams and individuals to conduct more testing so we can continue to learn and make buggy safer.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TpVrN ... sp=sharing
The main takeaway for me personally was:
1) We mandate harness equipment rated to 1,000 lbs but have no (at least in 2015) practical standards for the attachments points to the buggies, and those are, I believe, most likely to be the failure point of the harness system.
2) It's time to phase out forward trike buggies.
Feel free to direct any questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org., and a huge thanks to everyone who helped make the crash testing happen!