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I'll get straight to the point. When buses stop and start they
have a complete and total disregard for passenger safety. What
is needed is a protective bubblewrap suit to prevent bus injuries
of passengers on the bus.
The "low tech" solution
[theircompetitor, Dec 24 2013]
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||The alternative is to cover the whole bus interior in bubblewrap, but I think I like the idea of commuters morphed into Michelin men, squeaking and skreaking against each other as the bus thumps through potholes.
||And on long bus rides you can amuse yourself by popping other passengers.
||Of the 21 people killed in us bus accidents last year, how many would be dead in spite of belts? (see link) Were any driven into rivers or off mountain sides?
||Weight of say 30 seat belts X all new passenger bus miles = equals extra fuel costs for bus lines.
||Hmm the problem is seat belts are not effective if the
passenger is standing up in order to get off at their stop.
Perhaps a standing seat belt harness could be used that
is only taken off when the passenger leaves the bus?
||The answer is very simple. Separate the body
of the bus from the chassis; support it at front
and rear with fast-acting pneumatic rams
(hydraulic would probably be too slow;
electric too heavy).
||Sensors in the chassis detect the delta-vee of
the bus and raise the front or rear to
compensate; thus the floor is always "level".
||Assuming a change in velocity of no more
than 1 m s-2, and given your planet's
gravitational acceleration is a puny 9.8 m s-2,
the bus floor need rise no more than 8.5
degrees to compensate for the average range
||Will a reinforced version be available in India?