Mini and microcar bumpers

IIHS news release • June 11, 2009 Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates good under new system ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets. Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal. Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html

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Bumper tests of midsize sedans
IIHS news release • August 6, 2009 Bumpers on 4 of 6 midsize sedans improve; none earns good rating in low-speed tests ARLINGTON, VA — Bumpers on 2009 models of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima performed better than their 2007 predecessors in low-speed crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bumpers on the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and 2010 Ford Fusion did worse than earlier models. None of the 6 popular midsize sedans earns the top rating of good in a recent series of tests designed to assess and compare how well bumpers resist damage in everyday fender-benders. The Mazda 6 improves to acceptable from marginal, with an average repair cost of less than $900 after 4 tests at 3 and 6 mph. The Accord and Sonata improve to marginal from poor. The Fusion slips to poor from marginal, and the Maxima and Malibu remain poor. Full text of release at: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr080609.html





Moto vs. Car - CRASH TEST - 2015 Ducati Multistrada vs. Audi A3
Ducati introduces the 2015 Multistrada 1200 S Touring D|air model, featuring an integrated, safety system wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel D|air airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a "world‟s first‟ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety. The cooperation of expertise between Ducati and Dainese has produced an intelligent system that uses sensors built into the Multistrada 1200 S Touring's electronics to constantly understand the vehicle's dynamic situation, deploying only when subjected to a genuine accident scenario. The Multistrada D|air system completes the data analysis and airbag deployment inside both the rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact. The Ducati D|air is the first production motorcycle with an integrated jacket airbag system to complete the necessary tests for certification by Germany‟s rigorous TÜV SÜD, the association responsible for defining the standards for wearable airbags. Ducati's premiere of the technology, developed with Dainese, further underlines the Italian motorcycle manufacturer‟s commitment to enhanced safety, already represented by their Ducati Safety Pack consisting of multi-level ABS, traction control and power-controlling Ride-by-Wire. This intelligence comes from a sophisticated algorithm, which manages data delivered from two triple-axis accelerometers fixed to the left and right fork bottoms of the Multistrada‟s front suspension and an additional two rear triple-axis accelerometers mounted in the D|air Electronic Control Unit (ECU) positioned under the seat. When the sensors detect a potentially dangerous crash scenario, an algorithm is triggered which takes just 25 milliseconds to decide if airbag deployment is necessary or not. If deployment is necessary the D|air ECU onboard the Multistrada, which is continuously in bi-directional radio contact between the system and the Dainese jackets, initiates and completes airbag inflation in just 20 milliseconds, a total of 45 milliseconds from the start of impact. The system adds just 1kg to the Multistrada and the only visual difference to the model is the addition of an extra LED display on the main instrumentation that constantly provides the system's active status. The Ducati Multistrada D|air®, which is also equipped with Ducati's semi-active Skyhook suspension, will be available in European Ducati Dealerships from May 2014 onwards along with the D|air Street jackets. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://urlz.fr/lEd ► WEBSITE: http://www.youcarnews.com ► FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress ► TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/youcartv ► GOOGLE+: http://plus.google.com/+YouCarPress





Mercedes C vs smart fortwo - Crash test compatibilità IIHS, Sicurauto.it
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test compatibilità IIHS - Mercedes C vs smart fortwo - 64 km/h More info: http://www.sicurauto.it/blog/news/crash-test-di-compatibilita-iihs-mercedes -classe-c-vs-smart-fortwo.html





First Institute crash tests of Smart car
IIHS news release • May 14, 2008 First Institute crash tests of Smart car: diminutive two-seater earns top ratings for protecting people in front & side crashes ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart car is getting a lot of attention for its small size and style, and now it's earning impressive crash test ratings. In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against whiplash in rear impacts. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr051408.html




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