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Collision

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.

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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ANFIS-Based Collision Avoidance System. Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) can be used to link nonlinear phenomena to relative variables based on fuzzy logic rules, since this is difficult to model using conventional mathematical models.
Officials said the collision avoidance system possesses applications for both military and commercial aircraft.
Conventional collision avoidance systems rely on radar or infrared detectors and require heavy duty computer processing.
The TCAS or traffic alert and collision avoidance system is an aircraft collision avoidance system designed to reduce the incidence of mid-air collisions between aircrafts.
Technavio's report, Global Collision Avoidance System Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Damning report into aPS60m traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) was considered for the bomber four years before the crash.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Tue, Apr 29, 2014 - Atran Airlines, part of Russiaas Volga-Dnepr Group, has contracted Fokker Services in the Netherlands to upgrade its Boeing 737-400SF freighter aircraft with the latest version of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
The V40, starting at pounds 19,745, is the first car in the world to feature a pedestrian airbag and the only model in its class to fit the low speed collision avoidance system City Safety as standard.
The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been developed and now operates at speeds up to 31mph.
ADS-B can provide information about an aircraft up to 370 kilometers away and is designed to work with a shorter range traffic collision avoidance system to prevent mid-air accidents.
As the two planes headed towards each other at a combined speed of 875mph (760 knots), the collision avoidance system fitted to one of the aircraft failed to work.

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