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Old 05-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow the van actually seems to be built like a tank, the crumple zones appear to be crack zones with a little compression. it appears the VW t3 was traveling at 80 + mph when it pancaked into the wall and considerably slower in the crash tests Chrstophr posted. the truth is somewhere between the two examples I would guess.

I believe the smart cars needs a new design / materials to increase the survivability of its users when a accident occurs. It would be a great little car to try out new materials and configurations with.
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