The Road Data webpage has been updated on the Gorski Consulting website to explain additional testing that has been conducted in recent years.
As a result of an unexplained hacking of the Gorski Consulting website in early January, 2022 we have removed our hosting account from Godaddy to a more local company, Nerds-On-Site. Mr. Mike Barry of Nerds has been very helpful with this transition and has been patiently explaining how Gorski Consulting site will operate with their firm.
One of the complications is that the data files on the Road Data webpage may become unlinked and these links will likely need to be re-connected shortly. As a result of this need it became apparent that the text on the Road Data webpage has not been updated for quite some time. So this has been the impetus to update our text along with explanations of what additional testing has been completed and uploaded to this page.
If you now visit the Road Data webpage there will be new additions of data regarding testing from 2021. This testing involved driving an 18-passenger school bus over speed bumps in a number of locations throughout London. The purpose of this testing was two-fold: to demonstrate how the motions of the bus might be comparable to the previous testing using a passenger car, and secondly, to demonstrate what reactions are caused to vehicles which pass over speed bumps.
Another set of data includes testing with two school buses, a full-size school bus and an 18-passenger school bus, over a number of roads in London, Ontario. This data should demonstrate that, although small differences occur in the vehicle motions, there does not appear to be a major difference in the data whether the testing vehicle is a passenger car or something very different such as a full-size school bus. Thus the methodology that we have employed over the years appears to be valid and can provide an indication of the “goodness” or “badness” of the road regardless of what kind of test vehicle is used in the testing.