Ford Focus Crash Test
FIlmed at Millbrook Proving Ground in their crash test lab using a psc unit and mulitple high speed cameras shooting at 1000fps for the crash.
Opels Airbag Misuse test ensures driving safety.
2012 Audi A6 CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. The A6 is fitted with Audi's adaptive frontal airbags and seat belts. Sensors in the front seat rails detect whether an occupant is positioned close to the steering wheel (a small driver, for example) or more rearwards. The restraint system is tuned accordingly, using special vents in the airbags and seat belt load limiters adapted to the appropriate occupant size. In the frontal test, the system worked well and both the driver and passenger's heads were well protected. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the dummies' knees and femurs. Audi showed that the car would provide a similar level of protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, the dummy indicated good protection of all body regions. However, the driver's door was found to be unlatched after the test and the car was penalised for this. In the pole test, the car provided marginal protection of the driver's chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
► 2013 Hyundai i30 CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment of the i30 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Hyundai showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was weak. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
Based on dummy results in the dynamic tests, the i30 scored maximum points for its protection of both the 18 month infant and the 3 year old child. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints, minimising he likelihood of contact with parts of the car's interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in the passenger seat. The system provided clear information to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. There were clear warnings of the dangers of using a reaward facing restraint in that seating position without having deactivated the airbag.
The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians and the car scored maximum points in this area. The front edge of the bonnet provided predominantly good protection. In most areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided good protection but the protection of an adult's head was mixed.
Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS
When large, truck-based SUVs collide with passenger cars or minivans, the results can be devastating for the occupants of the latter.
But fatalities in such accidents are on the decrease in the United States thanks to measures employed by automakers. Traffic deaths are down 64 percent since the year 2000 due to changes in automobile design such as lower bumpers for SUVs and better-protect cabin cells for passenger cars.
In 2000, the death rate for car and minivan passengers in collisions with trucks or SUVs was 44 deaths per million. That came down to 16 deaths per million by 2009.
The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a private-sector group based in Arlington, Virginia.
"By working together, the automakers got life-saving changes done quickly," said Joe Nolan, the institute's chief administrative officer.
Tracer Airbag Test
This test demonstrates the Tracer III \ TX 200 inside of a late model Crown Victoria cutout. http://www.datalux.com
15 MPH Impact Airbag Demo
David "Joe" Fournier from Joe's Car And Truck Repair demonstrates how a functional airbag system in a vehicle works. We use high end, technologically advanced impact equipment so you can see the result of this test.
Fatal crash test kids car safety.wmv
Can't be bothered with kids' safety seats in the car? Well if you crash or even brake suddenly, maybe you'll get lucky and be able to catch them as they sail by... you'll have about one tenth of a second. For more clips (in Arabic too) check out salimandsalimah.org/film.htm