Call for TMA against Truck Terror

Heavy truck with rear mounted energy dissipating barrier.
Truck Mounted Attenuator, TMA. on a heavy truck with brakes applied on all wheels. TMA is required in Sweden at temporary road works to protect both road users and workers. Therefore, numerous TMA vehicles are available for hire and may be used to protect crowds against sick or evil drivers. Estimates indicate that a 24000 kg truck like this could have stopped the 12000 kg truck used in Stockholm on April 7 within a braking distance of less than 10 meters.

The April 7 terror attack in Stockholm became more dangerous due to roadblockers in the Drottninggatan street. A strike by a 12000kg truck at 70km/h may eject an unrestrained 1000kg concrete block at 100km/h.

Well anchored stationary devices may stop the truck chassis, but if the barrier is too stiff, truck parts will become separate projectiles threatening people downstreams, like in the video below.

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Volvo Driver Support Guide


Modern Volvo Cars offer great driving pleasure and safety with the Driver Support option. However, functions contained vary significantly between series and Model Years. Submit your questions for me to answer with free clarifying tables.

Driver Support Controls and Indicators in front of driver of a Volvo XC60 MY2015
Four active Driver Support functions in a Volvo XC60 MY2015. 1:BLIS, 2:ACC a) set speed b) leading vehicle speed c) actual speed, 3) time lag behind leading vehicle, 4:RSI. Text in upper right corner is in Swedish informing about the contents and its 23rd position in the Christmas Calendar of 2015. Separate photo (clicking on photo leads to post in Swedish)

The Driver Support option was introduced by Volvo in Model Year 2009 of the XC60 SUV. Since then, the DS package has been extended with new functions and improved performance varying between manufacturing weeks and model series. 

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Ignorant use of black box data prevents car safety development

Hazard detection and safety development is threatened by driver-blaming use of recorded pre-crash data from cars involved in accidents. Inhuman system properties remain undetected, if reconstructions focus on individual guilt. The Nightly News video clip below and its transcript indicates a belief that “making cars safer” is a simple and reactive task to be carried … Läs mer Ignorant use of black box data prevents car safety development

Princess Diana killed by common police car manoeuvre?

Speeding and drunk driving does not automatically make you crash. A common police car following manoeuvre may better explain the directional deviation and crash killing the princess in August, 1997.

Video illustrating the PIT-manoeuvre used by the US Police to destabilize a car:
Further explanations in the (Swedish) post
Knuffen som stoppar bilmarodörer 
Republished referring to DN and Sky News August 17, 2013 and PDF report.