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Post-vulcanization final inspection of commeercial vehicle tire.

Post-vulcanization final inspection of commeercial vehicle tire.

 

 

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Dr. McElroy places tires to be reateaded into autoclave.

Tires to be retreaded are placed into autoclave.

 

Dr. McElroy and instructor Bill Gragg inspect "Gum Cushion" base before Pre-Cure tread is installed.

Dr. McElroy and instructor Bill Gragg inspect "Gum Cushion" base before Pre-Cure tread is installed.

Heavy Trucks, Trailers and Busses

 

Internaitonal Tire and Rubber Association in Louisville, KY.  ITRA has now merged into TIA - Tire Industry Association.

Internaitonal Tire and Rubber Association in Louisville, KY. ITRA has now merged into TIA - Tire Industry Association.

Dr. McElroy Reveives Palm Beach County Traffic Safety Training Award

Dr. McElroy Reveives Palm Beach County Traffic Safety Training Award

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Automobile Purchase - Lowest Local No-Haggle Price Chart

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Professional Associations

Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists
Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists

 

Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata's airbag recall affects over 46 million U.S. vehicles. As of June 2017 65% HAVE NOT been replaced. (Reuters)

If unable to promptly get a replacement and worried about what could happen in a crash, then you can request from NHTSA to install an airbag On-Off Switch. Here is the NHTSA link: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Air+Bags/ON-OFF+Switch+Requests

Airbag Recall Technology

Airbag Recall Technology

When the inflator assembly is activated, sodium azide produces nitrogen gas which flows through the filter screen and into the airbag. Time between crash detection and complete airbag deployment is approximately 0.05 seconds. Typical airbag deployment speed is 200 mph. If the inflator assembly is structurally defective the inflator assembly can explode,

GM Ignition Switch Defect

GM Ignition Switch Turns OFF

A fundamental problem with the design of this ignition switch assembly in that the key can easily rotate to the ACCESSORY position which turns off the engine.

Turning off the engine affects vehicle controllability and turns off the airbag systems.

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Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Dr. McElroy visits GM European proving grounds in 2011

Millbrook

Millbrook

Millbrook Overview

Millbrook Overview

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle