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Content posted in July 2007
Design Squad's Gravity Bike Challenge
7/31/2007  Post a comment
Design Squad cast members give a closeup look at how they built the frames for their gravity bikes.
Consumers Union's Rock Hill
7/15/2007  Post a comment
Consumers Union's Rock Hill, made up of 300 tons of boulders laid in concrete, tests axle articulation.
Track Handling Course
7/15/2007  Post a comment
On Consumers Union's track handling course, engineers drive hard into turns, looking for characteristic flaws such as ¿liftoff oversteer.¿
Skid Pad Circle Test
7/15/2007  Post a comment
Employing an accelerometer close to the CG of the vehicle, Consumer Reports testers drive around the skid pad circle, measuring maximum lateral G forces.
Accident Avoidance Maneuver
7/15/2007  Post a comment
An accident avoidance maneuver, usually carried out between 40-60 mph, calls on the driver to swerve through cones as if avoiding a child on a bicycle.
Datron Equipment Tests Auto Velocity, Acceleration
7/15/2007  Post a comment
Datron Equipment measures acceleration and velocity with a light-sensor system.
Back-Up Camera Automotive Tests
7/15/2007  Post a comment
A test with a mock brake-light system assesses the effectiveness of back-up cameras in autos.
Optical Measurement Automotive Testing
7/15/2007  Post a comment
Using an optical measurement technique, Consumer Reports measure 0-60 mph acceleration and quarter-mile times. They also measure 60-0 mph braking under wet and dry conditions.

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