Applied Dynamics Engineering Group, ADEG, welcomed H. Alex Roberts to its team in 2016 as Director of Testing. Mr. Roberts is an industry leader in side by side vehicle dynamics and accident reconstruction.
Alex Roberts is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Alex has over 16 years of experience as an engineering consultant in the field of mechanical engineering. His emphasis in the areas of automotive and ATV/UTV design and analysis compliments ADEG's skill set, and Alex joined our team in 2016 as the Director of ADEG's Testing Divsion.
Throughout his career he has developed a skill-set related to automotive and ATV/UTV design, testing, test standards development, data acquisition, and data analysis. He has consulted with U.S. and foreign governments on standards development, has designed ATV and UTV suspensions for vehicles that are currently in production, has performed research and development relating to numerous automotive and recreational vehicles and components, and has published 19 scientific papers regarding his research and analysis in these areas.
US Patent #9487171 Telescoping Side Under-ride Guard for Sliding Axle Trailer issued on November 08, 2016. ADEG performed the full design, analysis, and Patent images for the system that aims to reduce injuries and deaths attributed to automotive collisions with the side of over the road trailers. This is a follow up / second patent to US Patent# #9352714 Adjustable side under-ride guard for sliding axle trailer issued on May 31, 2016.
US Patent #9352714 Adjustable side under-ride guard for sliding axle trailer issued on May 31, 2016. ADEG performed the full design, analysis, and Patent images for the system that aims to reduce injuries and deaths attributed to automotive collisions with the side of over the road trailers.
ADEG is in Orlando this week for the 2015 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIM Expo) to see what the UTV and Light Vehicle industry is up to. Several of the industry leaders are displaying their upcoming models to industry insiders today. It will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are some quick images.
Up next....product demos! That should be fun.
Fayetteville, AR - Applied Dynamics Engineering Group, LLC (ADEG) has completed a full battery of vehicle dynamics testing for the Intimidator product offering for the 2016 year model of utility vehicles (www.intimidatorutv.com). Intimidator UTV, who manufactures all their vehicles in Batesville, AR, will be releasing a new version of their standard cab, along with their crew cab model, that has an upgraded, more powerful powertrain.
ADEG offers vehicle dynamics testing services to side-by-side original equipment manufacturers, which allows the OEMS to have the peace of mind that they are releasing a safe product to the market. Applied Dynamics Engineering Group’s Testing Division utilizes state of the art OXTS Inertial and GPS measuring system, Isaac Vehicle Telemetry data acquisition computers and sensors, and high speed high definition cameras during product evaluation. The current voluntary industry standard ANSI / ROHVA 2014 -1 test specification was used to evaluate the vehicle stability and dynamic performance.
Both of the 2016 Intimidator UTV models that were tested exceeded the stability requirements set forth in the ANSI / ROHVA 2014 -1 specification. Knowing the importance of driver safety, Intimidator requested that ADEG go above and beyond the standards and complete additional vehicle dynamics testing that brings the side-by-sides to their handling threshold. Knowing the handling limits of vehicles is vital to the development process and allows OEMs to create more stable vehicles.
Along with the stability portions of the ANSI / ROHVA specification, Intimidator has verified that their ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) exceeds the current industry standards.
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