Criteria for evaluation new generation of armored vehicles
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Przemysłowy Instytut Motoryzacji (PIMOT)
Publication date: 2016-09-30
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2016;73(3)
The current Polish Regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of 7 September 2010 distinguishes three types of armored vehicles: A, B and C, where type A is characterized by the most stringent set of requirements. This article discusses the regulatory requirements and the drafted assessment criteria proposal for new generation of armored vehicles (type A). The compliance of armored vehicles with regulatory requirements is certified by accredited bodies on the basis of testing. A proposal has been put forward to classify new generation armored vehicles into 5 groups. A1 – standard, A2 – standard plus, A3 – professional, A4 – professional plus and A5 – extra. Also a proposal has been made to prepare the so-called “armored vehicle evaluation index” calculated as a weighted average of the seven subindices. Based on the sample of an armored vehicle constructed as a prototype by the consortium of PIMOT, WAT, ITS and AMZ Kutno under a research project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education an assessment of the class was carried out and an overall evaluation index for armored vehicle was calculated. The assessment methods for type A armored vehicles described in the article may be very useful in the development and comparative studies of new vehicles and for product offers presented to customers on the market.
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