In the month of April 2014, there were 3 major bus accidents in which 2 were fatal involving double decker buses (pictures below).
13 April 2014, Double Deck bus skidded along Bentong – Raub. Photo Source: thestar.com.my
20 April 2014, Double Deck bus plunged near Felda Chini. Photo Source: thestar.com.my
Latest bus accident happened in Hulu Langat involve down hill windy route similar to the 2013 Genting Highland crash. Except that the roads are much worse, see the photo. Accident could be avoided if the bus driver is more careful and moreover the road is not wet. Read more…
My condolence to those who lost their lives and all the best for those injured passengers who are recovering in the hospital.
I have not been updating my blog for sometime, but anyhow I have been busy wrapping up my phase 2 of data collection. Currently I am analyzing these collected data. I will post up brief summary of it soon.
I am currently working on to design 3D simulation model of bus to simulate passenger physics in the bus affected by the bus motion. Anyone who is interested to collaborate please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Total 9 fatalities, I think this is the highest number of reported fatal accidents since 2003. This is followed by 2004, recorded 4 fatal accidents with the highest number of fatalities of 50 people.
I am in phase 2 data collection of my research. Designing effective and efficient approach to collect data on the bus from the passengers using IT.
I came across this online article http://driving-school.com.my/driving-safety/10-ways-to-reduce-bus-accidents-in-malaysia/
This ISO document define methods quantifying whole-body vibration relation to human health and comfort; the probability of vibration perception; and incidence of motion sickness.
You can find my materials to my proposal research defense at here which presented on 12/3/2012 at Faculty of Engineering and Science in UTAR