We developed the Ritherdon Passively Safe Roadside Cabinet in collaboration with Manchester University’s School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering (see UMI3 article – July 2013, page 6). The industry-leading design of this external enclosure extends the boundaries of passive safety and has been successfully crash-tested to the specifications outlined in European standard EN 12767.
- No crash barriers required on high speed roads
- Plug-and-play replacement with separate shearing section and Poleplug power and data supply
- The crash-tested electrical enclosure that is passive safe to EN12767
- Occupant Safety Level = 100NE3
The EN 12767 crash test required two full-scale collisions to be carried out, with a car hitting the product to measure the amount of energy it absorbed and classify it accordingly. In the first test, a 900 kg car was driven into our passively safe cabinet at 35 km/h to ensure the product behaved as expected. The process was repeated in a second impact test with an identical car at a much higher speed of 100 km/h (62mph).
The impact tests were conducted on a version of the Ritherdon RB800 enclosure that had been adapted for passive safety. The crash tests were carried out by TRL at their passive safety test facility in Berkshire in early January 2013. For more information on the low-speed crash test, read the full TRL report here. Here is the report for the high-speed crash test.