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.
U.S. fatality rate for SUV crashes down by 64 percent
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.
Nissan Juke-R officially announced - the ultimate compact crossover
Question: What do you get when you cross a Nissan Juke with a Nissan GT-R?
Answer: The fastest, most exciting and daring compact crossover in the
Not content with re-shaping the new car market by pioneering the crossover
- a success reflected in the soaring sales of its Qashqai and Juke models -
Nissan is now creating the Juke-R, the first ever super crossover.
Currently under development the bold design of the Juke is clear to see.
However, with the addition of flared wheel arches, revised front and rear
bumpers plus a unique split rear wing, this is no standard crossover - it's
a Juke that thinks it's a GT-R - and with good reason. However, the car is
not for production and is a one-off, road legal concept car, developed by
Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan
Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).
Under the bonnet is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine adopted directly from Nissan's
flagship supercar. Under the boot floor hides the GT-R's six-speed
transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD
driveline and prop shaft, while chunky 20-inch RAYS forged alloy rims fill
each wheel arch.
The interior merges crossover and supercar with finesse, as the Juke's
dashboard has been transformed to accommodate the gauges, dials and 7-inch
customisable LCD display from the GT-R. The Juke's iconic centre console,
inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle, remains while the rest of the
interior has the look of a machine bred for the track. Twin race-seats with
five-point harnesses sit inside a visible roll cage that gives FIA safety
standards as well as enhanced rigidity to provide the ultimate performance.
"Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold
crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over
Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than
100,000 units," said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and
Marketing for Nissan in Europe.
"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores
that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of
the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation
that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving
experience we engineer into all our cars."
Bentley Continental GTC facelift - latest driving footage
Bentley has unveiled the new 2012 Continental GTC facelift.
The Cabrio variant of the Continental GT comes with a 6.0 liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine producing 567bhp (423kW
/ 575PS ) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque. The unit is also flex-fuel
capable and can run on either E85 bio-ethanol or regular petrol or any
combination of both. Transmission is a 6-speed ZF 6HP28 with 'Quickshift'
New on the Continental GTC is a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the
all-wheel drive system which reduces under-steer when coming out of a
Prices in major markets are as follows:
U.S. $212,800 MSRP
China RMB 3,838,000
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests
DEADLY Сбои: 2013 IIHS краш-тестов
ÖLÜMCÜL Çöküyor: 2013 IIHS Crash Testleri
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests IIHS news release
New crash tests: Underride guards on most big rigs leave passenger vehicle
occupants at risk in certain crashes
Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger
vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of
surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show. But in crashes
involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, most trailers fail to
prevent potentially deadly underride.
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Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck - Active Brake Assist 2
Mercedes-Benz führt im Schwer-Lkw Actros die zweite Generation des Active
Brake Assist ein. Dieses Sicherheitssystem kann jetzt noch mehr: Leitete es
bisher vor langsamer vorausfahrenden Hindernissen bei Gefahr eines
Auffahrunfalls automatisch eine Bremsung ein, so wird der neue Active Brake
Assist 2 auch vor stehenden Hindernissen aktiv, etwa einem überraschenden
Transfer-Dump Race: The Complete Run
Mark Tarascou and his Pete 359 is seen participating in a transfer-dump
competiton at the 2011 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. Although there were a
few glitches, it was still a good show.
For those not familiar with dump trucks like these, they are set up with a
system that allows the driver to back the truck up while they are standing
behind it to make attaching the towbar easier. The driver puts the truck
in reverse gear and shuts the engine off. At the rear is a switch or a
button that is used to engage the starter motor on the engine without
starting the truck. Since the transmission is in reverse, as the starter
motor turns the engine it also turns the driveline and backs the truck up.
I'm not a trucker so I don't know what this system or technique is called,
but that is how it works. Thanks for watching. Please rate and share this
video with your friends. Shot on 9-25-11.
ADAC-Crashtest: Wildunfälle „saugefährlich"
http://www.focus.de/videos - Mit einem ungewöhnlichen Crashtest VW Golf
gegen Wildschweinrotte wirbt der ADAC eindrucksvoll für Vorsicht bei
Wildwechseln. Tipp für Autofahrer im Fall der Fälle: Draufhalten, nur
bremsen, nicht ausweichen.
Crash test Ford Focus a 190 km/h, Fifth Gear
http://www.sicurauto.it - Cosa succede ad una Ford Focus che va a
scontrarsi contro un muro a 190km/h?
Scopriamolo insieme nel crash test di Fifth Gear...
(Fonte video: Five TV UK)
2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel
Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty
years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its
50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site: