SPECIALTY, SAFETY, AND EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSES
The depth of knowledge and vast experience of DRE’s staff have allowed it to assist clients and provide services covering a broad spectrum of unique safety issues on a host of diverse products. The products have included multiple classes of construction and farm equipment with emphasis on specialty vehicles such as Shuttle/Transit Buses, Motor Coaches, Highway Tractors and LSVs (Low Speed Vehicles). The issues have covered both pre- and post- production safety and damage assessments. The assessments were usually performed as a result of an injurious or damage producing incident. The issues addressed have also included the relevance of safety requirements to some vehicles (e.g. rationale for select vehicles to not have seatbelts).
Similarly, other issues include why safety devices such as starter interlocks and feedback systems have not been incorporated on all modes of transportation. The determining factor as to why safety devices are incorporated or excluded from a product’s design requires a rigorous technical analysis. The resultant analysis must consider the overall effectiveness and functionality of the design beyond the immediate nature of a single event. An in-depth understanding of the many inter-related factors which contribute to one’s ability to perform these types of analyses has been a pivotal reason why clients have sought out DRE services.