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.
120hp Ford B-Max Ecoboost animation
The B-MAX brings new standards of fuel efficiency to the compact MAV class
with Ford's latest petrol and diesel powertrains equipped with low-CO2
The petrol engine line-up is led by the three-cylinder 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine, available in 100PS
and 120PS versions. Equipped with the Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as
standard, the 120PS EcoBoost engine
achieves class-leading CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel consumption of
4.9l/100km (57.6mpg). Other petrol engine options include the 90PS
1.4-litre Duratec unit, or the 105PS 1.6-litre Duratec engine which is
paired with Ford's high-efficiency PowerShift six-speed automatic
transmission with advanced dual clutch technology.
B-MAX is available with a choice of two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines; each
offering best-in-class fuel efficiency. The 95PS 1.6-litre engine delivers
CO2 emissions of 104g/km and fuel consumption of 4.0l/100km (70.6mpg). The
75PS 1.5-litre diesel, closely derived from the 1.6-litre engine, appears
for the first time in Ford's European product range. It achieves CO2
emissions of 109g/km and fuel consumption of 4.1l/100km (68.9mpg).
ECOnetic Technologies fitted as standard to all B-MAX vehicles include
Electric Power Assisted Steering, which requires less energy than hydraulic
power assisted steering systems, Gear Shift Indicator to highlight the most
efficient gear changing points, and the Ford Eco Mode driver information
system which helps drivers adopt a more economical driving style. Smart
Regenerative Charging, which charges the battery at the most economical
point in a journey, is also featured on the 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5/1.6-litre Duratorq engines.
DEADLY CRASHES - IIHS Crash Tests Accident Car
DEADLY Crashes - IIHS Crash Tests Accident Car
DEADLY Сбои: IIHS краш-тестов
ÖLÜMCÜL Çöküyor: 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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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.
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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