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.
Fernando Alonso drives Ferrari 458 Spider
Right before the start of the race weekend of the Italian Grand Prix in
Monza, Fernando Alonso wanted to try the new 458 Spider, which will be
presented at the IAA Frankfurt next Tuesday. The Scuderia Ferrari driver
enjoyed the potential of the 8-cylinder mid-rear engine from the Prancing
Horse - with hard top and fitted with the same most advanced technological
content as the multi-awarded 458 Italia and now available in an "en plein
air" version - on the roads around Maranello.
Alonso was extremely satisfied with the perfect combination of high
performance, exceptional handling and the engine sound the 458 Spider is
able to deliver.
2012 Camaro ZL1 laps Nürburgring in 7:41:27
GM's North American president, Mark Reuss, has confirmed a
Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time of 7 minutes and 41.27 seconds for the
2012 Camaro ZL1.
That time on the full-length, 20.832 km (12.944 miles), of the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit beats out such track performers as the
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the BMW M3 GTS - putting the ZL1 in solid
supercar territory. (Most lap times are measured on the 20.6 km stretch of
the track, stopping 200 meters short of the end.)
The test, though, was conducted by GM and not independently. The time was
set by GM's own test driver Aaron Link.
Teste de força entre Hummer H2 e Toyota Tundra
Prepare os engates, e ligue os motores vai começar mais um teste que todos
pediram, quem arrasta quem ? Um Hummer H2 x Toyota Tundra.
Quem leva a melhor ? Ou melhor, quem leva quem ?
Façam suas apostas.
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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
Crash test Camion contro auto in coda
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test ADAC che simula un incidente tra un
Camion e due auto in coda. Immagini impressionanti!
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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.
Nissan R34 GT-T Skyline
Don's Nissan R34 Skyline. Modifications include - RB26 2.6L, Garrett GT42
turbo, Haltech ECU, E85 ethanol, 3-speed
auto transmission. Tuned by Rajab Racing. The car has previously run into
Heathcote Park Raceway, Feb 3rd, 2013.