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The violent contact of one vehicle—such as an automobile, ship, or boat—with another vehicle.

Collision insurance is a type of policy that motorists purchase to cover property losses in the event of a car accident.

A collision that does not result from the Negligence of either vessel involved is considered to be an inevitable accident. In the event of an inevitable accident, neither party is liable to the other, but each bears his or her own individual losses. Exclusion from fault is ordinarily determined with reference to the safeguards observed by the parties to the inevitable accident.


(Accident), noun concussion, contact, crash, encounter, impact, impingement, jar, jolt, meeting, percussion, pileup, shock, striking together, sudden contact, violent contact
Associated concepts: avoidable collision, collision auto innurance, collisions by carriers


(Dispute), noun affray, altercation, battle, clash, combat, concursio, concursus, conflict, contention, contradiction, contrariety, counteraction, discord, disputation, embroilment, encounter, fight, fracas, fray, friction, hostility, interference, mêlée, opposition, resistence, skirmish
See also: altercation, antipode, conflict, confrontation, meeting

COLLISION, maritime law. It takes place when two ships or other vessels run foul of each other, or when one runs foul of the other. In such cases there is almost. always a damage incurred.
     2. There are four possibilities under which an accident of this sort may occur. 1. It may happen without blame being imputable to either party, as when the loss is occasioned by a storm, or any other vis major; in that case the loss must be borne by the party on whom it happens to light, the other not being responsible to him in, any degree.
     3. - 2. Both parties may be to blame, as when there has been a want of due diligence or of skill on both sides; in such cases, the loss must be apportioned between them, as having been occasioned by the fault of both of them. 6 Whart. R. 311..
     4. - 3. The suffering party may have been the cause of the injury, then he must bear the loss.
     5. - 4. It may have been the fault of the ship which ran down the other; in this case the injured party would be entitled to an entire compensation from the other. 2 Dodson's Rep. 83, 85; 3 Hagg. Adm. R. 320; 1 How. S. C. R. 89. The same rule is applied to steamers.. Id. 414.
     6. - 5. Another case has been put, namely, when there has been some fault or neglect, but on which side the blame lies, is uncertain. In this case, it does not appear to be settled whether the loss shall be apportioned or borne by the suffering party opinions on this subject are divided.
     7. A collision between two ships on the high seas, whether it be the result of accident or negligence, is, in all cases, to be deemed a peril of the seas within the meaning of a policy of insurance. 2 Story, R. 176; 3 Sumn. R. 889. Vide, generally, Story, Bailm. Sec. 607 to 612; Marsh.. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 2; Wesk. Ins. art. Running Foul; Jacobsen's Sea Laws, B. 4, c. 1; 4 Taunt. 126; 2 Chit. Pr. 513, 535; Code de Com. art. 407; Boulay- Paty, Cours de Dr. Commercial, tit. 12, s. 6; Pard. n. 652 to 654; Pothier, Avaries, n. 155; 1 Emerig. Assur. ch. 12, Sec. 14.

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These collision avoidance systems are termed as life savior technology, as they help in reducing the severity of accidents.
SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson, whose Moray constituency contains RAF Lossiemouth where the Plane wreckage bought ashore two jets had been based, said: "It is scandalous the MOD committed to a Tornado collision avoidance system in the 1990s, but this was not installed in time to potentially avert the fatal 2012 crash and is still not in use.
Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo), a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company (Ford) (NYSE: F), is equipping its collision avoidance system in the new S60 sedan.
A spokesman for British Airways said: "The BA plane had 102 passengers on board and was climbing to a level of 10,000 feet when the aircraft TCAS collision avoidance system alerted the pilot that other aircraft were in the area.
1 -- ran in Valley edition only) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's collision avoidance system is in the nose of a Proteus aircraft.
South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) developed a new collision avoidance system for ships, named Hyundai intelligent collision avoidance support system (HiCASS).
The pilot of the Indian Airlines flight was alerted to the danger by a collision avoidance system installed in the cockpit.
The first is a traffic collision avoidance system, which helps planes detect other nearby aircraft; and the second is a ground proximity warning system, which alerts pilots when they are too close to the terrain.
Award: Srr/h65 traffic collision avoidance system (tcas i)
In the first collaboration of its kind with the Swedish government, Edwards researchers successfully tested the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS), which pulls an airplane up if a pilot gets too close to the ground.
Dennis Sunshine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit International, commented, "The current RCU configuration continues to include both Mode S, as well as Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System ("TCAS") software, which enables our unit to have multi-service program applications for the U.
Fokker Services in the Netherlands has secured a contract from Atran Airlines, part of Russia s Volga-Dnepr Group, to upgrade the latter's Boeing 737-400SF freighter aircraft with the latest version of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).

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