I've added the first two presentation handouts to the website. They are under the EVENTS tab, then click the CONFERENCE button (circled in the screencapture here). We'll eventually move these things into the members-only section, but for now they are up front. Peace. -W
The virtual conference kicked off 10/5 with a two-hour session on motorcycle turning and swerving by yours truly. Zoom worked pretty well, with around 400 attendees. We video-recorded the session, and will eventually get it posted to the website, along with a powerpoint handout. We'll do the same for the 10/6 show on Rollovers by John Daily. Subsequent presentation recording is still up in the air. Check your emails after 10am for the sign-in link, and if you don't see it, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure it out. Better to do that earlier than later, though, ok? Peace. -W
We will have 7 two-hour presentations on 7 consectuive days from 10/5 to 10/13 (not on the weekend). ACTAR has approved 2 CEUs for each one. They will run from 1pm Eastern Time to 3pm. We will have 1,000 available log-in slots, and will send out the URL each morning to members of all the groups. Sorry for the late notice, we're still ironing out the details of ZOOM, ACTAR, speakers, and logistics. Turns out, this process is no simpler than a regular conference - just different, and we're all new to this, so please be patient. More news soon, I promise. Peace. -W
I've gone live with the Lending Library, as shown in the Member's Only section. There are currently roughly 5 dozen items, including SAE "Special Publications", STAPP conference proceedings, and a few books. I'll be adding a couple dozen books from my library shortly. The idea here is that NAPARS members can borrow anything for a month for the cost of shipping. If you have a UPS or Fedex account, I can ship it on that, or I can send it by whoever's cheaper at the "mail it" store. Returns are based on the honor system. Contact me at admin@NAPARS.org with any questions or comments. Peace. -W
I have uploaded 20 papers from the 1999 CMRSC XI conference to the Reference Library in the Members Only section of this website. There are a couple with actual test data that might be useful, a staged train/pickup collision, in-line skaters' speed, ABS testing with and without steering input, and some more that might provide some useful background on a particular topic like Road Rage, training, traffic calming, and heavy trucks. Enjoy. Peace. -W
ADMIN UPDATE: I have updated the ARJ INDEX to include the contents of the latest ARJ, as well as the conferences and papers that I've uploaded to the NAPARS Reference Library. It is the Excel File titled "ARJ Index with Ref Library as of 18AUG2020". It has about 3,500 line items now. I've got some more conferences to upload and add...as time allows.
The July/August 2020 issue of ARJ is arriving at email in-boxes as we speak. My copy arrived last night. Peace. -W
The Joint Conference will be conducted as an online "virtual" conference over several sessions on dates yet to be determined. We wish it could be otherwise, but current circumstances dictate that we cancel the in-person conference. The up-side is that ALL members will have the opportunity to attend the virtual presentations and get ACTAR credits, without having to travel. More details will be coming soon. Peace. -Wade, admin.
I've sent the first batch of names to the publisher, Victor Craig, so that he can send a copy of ARJ #176 (Mar/Apr 2020) directly to everyone's email. It will be going out in the next few days. I've sent reminders to all those who have fallen off the roster from my personal email address, in hopes that the automated reminders were all shunted to a spam box somewhere. A few members have returned, but there are a couple dozen who are still MIA. Anyone who signs up in the next couple weeks can be backdated to 01 March, and get the current ARJ issue right now, while it's still fresh. Feel free to ping me directly at admin@NAPARS.ORG with any questions. Peace. -Wade, admininstrator
The publisher of the Accident Reconstruction Journal and Accident Investigation Quarterly, Victor Craig, has authorized NAPARS to sell individual articles from the magazine's back catalog. Contact the administrator, Wade Bartlett, at admin@NAPARS.ORG for more information.
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