20th MAY, DAY 1 TOPICS
Understanding Vehicle Load Weight
Before you can understand the impact of weight on a vehicle you must first understand the jargon. Do you know what each of these are and how to calculate if a vehicle and or trailer is over loaded?
TARE, FRONT GALR, GTM, KERB, REAR GALR, UNBRAKED CAPACITY, GVM TOWBALL DOWNLOAD, BRAKED CAPACITY, PAYLOAD, ATM, GCM
Carrying extra weight from accessories, cargo load and towing all affect the entire dynamic characteristics of a vehicle. Whilst vehicle performance and handling are affected by speed, weight, load distribution and road surface. Any increase or decrease in weight, increase or decrease in speed, the pitch and roll will all effect the responsiveness of the vehicle and its ability to react safely in various situations.
Beyond the explanations of weight and its characteristics we’ll showcase a world first Weight Matrix ™ software designed to allow fleet operators to test different weight scenarios incorporating different vehicles, accessories, cargo load and towing.
This interactive presentation will explore the reasons why understanding vehicle weight is important and how to keep your fleet and drivers safe.
SPEAKERS OF THE EVENT
David has a wealth of experience collected along his journey in the automotive industry including multi-franchise ownership and extensive Motorsport involvement – culminating in driving a Formula One car in Italy.
Driven by a passion to improve the awareness of legally-compliant weight management on our roads, David has worked in conjunction with colleagues to develop and patent software designed to simulate load placement and legal compliance.