Over the past 17 years, Xprts has developed a Systems Analysis approach to evaluating the damage in rollover
Accidents as well as other accident modes. Our goal is to explain what the issues and dynamics are in Rollover accidents as well as virtually all other accident configurations.
With the Jordan Rollover System "JRS" we have conducted over 50 tests on both SUV's and
passenger cars and completed "Matched Pair" testing using a production and reinforced vehicle of the same
type to show how each will perform in comparable tests. We have now extended this testing approach to conduct virtual testing using finite element modeling in the same way that vehicle manufacturers test the crashworthiness of their vehicles before and during development. Our virtual testing facilities utilize state of the art technology and techniques having invested over a million dollars developing the application of this technology over the past fifteen years. This testing capability provides our clients with the tools needed to implement the scientific methodologies we use to obtain results evaluating what happened, how, and what to do about it.
Tribute to Donald Friedman
Professionally, Don was respected internationally for his accomplishments. Don identified his life's most significant contributions to technology. He, as principal or with a team, designed, developed and produced: the periscope system for the Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine; a high-performance electric drive; the infrared seeker and guidance control for the Sidewinder missile, which was the first airplane-mounted missile able to track a target and shoot it down and instrumental weapontry in the Korean war; the 3 Lunar Rovers that landed on the moon, unfolded their wheels and traversed the lunar surface; the Minicars Transit and Car Rental System; experimental, research, large and electronic research safety vehicles; a dynamic dummy-occupied full-scale vehicle rollover crash test fixture (JRS) and quasistatic full-scale vehicle roof strength test fixture (M216); the HALOTM, rollover protective systems for light truck vehicles used in, for example, the mining industry; and proofs of electronic drive-by-wire system algorithm defects. Don was a pioneer of vehicle crashworthiness and occupant safety research and testing, saving thousands of lives. He authored more than 150 technical papers and 7 patents, and testified before Congress on numerous occasions. He was responsible in part for more strict government vehicle safety standards. In his last 30 years, Don testified in more than 1,000 personal injury and product liability cases; he helped win landmark cases against major vehicle manufacturers that forced recalls and safety improvements.