CIC's R66 coach rollover rig

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CIC's R66 coach rollover rig was instrumental in the first virtual testing approach for coach rollover, approved by the UK Government. The regulation has been adopted by EU member states to improve safety by providing a safe zone within a vehicle during rollover. The rig consists of a tilting platform 0.8m above the ground and is used to carry out full-scale bus rollover tests which conform to the ECE Regulation 66. It accomodates both whole vehicles and partial bay sections, as required by R66. Rig specification: Maximum vehicle wheelbase: 8m Max carriage weight: 15 tonnes The tilting of the platform is operated using a crane, which ensures a well-controlled, smooth motion. The coach is then free to topple off with the platform once its centre of gravity over-balances the pivot position.

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