John Brett

John is a professional engineer with 50 years experience.

John has designed and built many cars, trucks, and vehicle assembly facilities.

John has worked on design of roads, bridges, cranes, transmission towers, and buildings, and operation, maintenance and upgrade of hydro and gas turbine power stations.

John was a LVV Certifier for 13 years. John has long been a whistle-blower, expressing the view that the LVV system is dangerously deficient. John's authority was revoked in December 2012.

John rides a 1992 Yamaha FJ1200ABS, and is also a keen road and off road cyclist.

APOLOGY

“The LVVTA has brought it to my attention that statements I have made in relation to it and its employees may have been perceived as defamatory.

I sincerely regret that and apologise for any harm caused. I have taken down the statements identified by the LVVTA of concern to it.

I have strong views about the low volume vehicle certification process and intend in the future to direct my energies into the public inquiry now being held in relation to it.”

John Brett 7th October 2015

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Stretch Limousines

More Limousines build to order, right here in New Zealand.

Ford Falcon Super-Stretch Limo

Ford Falcon Super-Stretch Limo

Why import some tired old American limo, and pay for RHD Conversion, when you could have a beautiful strech limo built to your specifications. Land Transport and LVVTA Have developed strict guidelines, which ensure that all vehicles drive, handle, ride, and steer safely and pleasantly, and that all safety standards are met.

Key issues are:

  1. Weight- LTNZ will allow an increase of 30% of the manufacturers axle loading. This requires careful design of the vehicle before construction, planning of the numbers and positions of seats, and carefull control of all weights of materials.
  2. Design of seats and seatbelt systems- rear-facing seats must be designed to stop the occupants in a frontal collision, this means that a very substantial bulkhead is required. Strong headrests are mandatory. All seats must have seatbelts, laps for side-facing seats.
  3. Structual strength and stiffness- the completed limo is subjected to beam and torsional tests under full load, to show that the structure is strong enough and stiff enough. It is amazing to see that even the open limos are actually stiffer and stronger than some standard cars, and without any major weight penalty.
  4. Driving and performance- each limo has to meet tthe LVV Standards for cornering, braking and steering. The limos of More Limousines are actually light and pleasant to drive on New Zealand’s windy hilly roads, unlike some American Limos which are clearly not intended for this type of driving.

All Limos are Certified by John Brett Technology Ltd. Phone 0800LOWVOLUME (0800569865)

See the website for More developments here.

Convertible Limos too!

Convertable Limos too!

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