2012 Audi A6 - ESC TEST
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the A6 and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver, front passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not available.
► 2012 BMW 3 Series CRASH TEST
► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress The passenger compartment of the 3 Series remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. BMW 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, all body regions were well protected and the car scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. Based on dummy restults in the dynamic tests, the 3 Series scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month infant, and lost only a fraction of a point for protection of the 3 year old. 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 the likelihood of contact with parts of the car's interior. A switch is available as an option to deactivate the passenger airbag, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in the passenger seat. This was not assessed as it is not standard equipment. There were clear warnings of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position without having deactivated the airbag. Both the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet provided good protection to pedestrians and the car scored maximum points in these areas. In almost all areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided good protection but was predominantly poor in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.
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
► 2015 BMW 5 Series CRASH TEST
The BMW 5 series performed somewhat better, earning a marginal rating. Like the Lincoln MKS, the 5 series also saw as much as 12 inches of intrusion. However, there was considerably less intrusion in the upper interior. The dummy's movement was well controlled, with both the front and side airbags doing their jobs. Injury measures indicated that left leg injuries would be likely. The marginal rating applies to 2011-2015 models. ► If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar: http://urlz.fr/lEd All the Best.