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Old 05-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What a nightmare extracting the occupants from that VW van after a nasty crash..

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This crash test shows us how speed effects the outcome .
at 70 kmh the outcome is bleak at 90 km's well just watch and see.

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they did an amazing job of putting the car back together between each test
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Golf and Jetta have the same front end and they only show the front crash.

Also,...OUCH!
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That test was rigged up for other reasons. LOTS of clips of this all over boobtube, but very few of them note that this test was non-standard.

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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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