Volvo Trucks - Appetite for destruction: Welcome to the crash factory

Ever since the 1920s, Volvo Trucks has given top priority to safety. One important part of that work is the many crash tests carried out every year. Come along on a visit to the crash factory.

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Volvo Trucks - One Minute about cab safety
During the development work, the Volvo FH has been subjected to thousand of simulated collision tests and around one hundred real crash tests. All together several improvements make the Volvo FH cab the safest ever built in the history of Volvo Trucks. Got ‘One Minute’ to spare? Our mini series covers interesting topics for all truck enthusiasts, and all within one minute. Check out more ‘One Minute’ videos here: http://ow.ly/XfS47 Visit Volvo Trucks website: http://www.volvotrucks.com Volvo Trucks on social media: http://www.facebook.com/VolvoTrucks http://www.youtube.com/VolvoTrucks https://twitter.com/VolvoTrucks https://www.linkedin.com/company/volvo-trucks https://plus.google.com/+volvotrucks http://www.flickr.com/photos/volvotrucks http://www.pinterest.com/volvotrucks http://instagram.com/volvotrucks





Heald Ltd HT1-Commander crash test - 30 tonne truck at 50mph
http://www.heald.uk.com -Tested at MIRA on Friday 20th March 2009, the Heald HT1-Commander roadblocker attained the highest PAS68 specification currently available. It is the only roadblocker of its kind to have passed both PAS 68 (30 tonnes/ 50MPH) and the US Department of State K12 certification. It withstood an impact of four times the energy of a standard K12 test, and took just over 1/4 second to stop a 30 tonne truck travelling at 50mph. Description Heald’s HT1-Commander roadblocker is the ultimate in perimeter protection and the world’s only security barrier PAS68 tested to stop dead a 30 tonne truck travelling at 80 kph (50mph). This is officially the highest ever impact energy test successfully undertaken on a security barrier, it achieved a zero penetration result and remained fully operational afterwards. Standing 1165 mm above the ground and presenting an imposing barrier to would-be assailants, there is simply no alternative if you require the very highest level of security. Company overview For more than a quarter of a century, Heald has been providing some of the world’s most high profile sites with advanced protection against hostile vehicle attacks. We are world class innovators in the field of perimeter security technology and the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK. Our bollards, roadblockers and barriers play a leading role in the defence of vulnerable properties from terrorists, criminals and vandals. Clients include military sites, presidential buildings, palaces, embassies, border controls, airports, oil refineries, stadia, banks, shopping centres, government buildings and many more. We constantly push the boundaries with groundbreaking new designs, tested to the latest British and US security standards, and are renowned for our exemplary in-house manufacturing.





CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved. Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance, high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset, press-moulded boron steel. ► If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar's channel: http://urlz.fr/lEd Go ahead, it's free! All the Best.





Volvo Crash Test Center.mpg
Volvos crash-test laboratory now 10 years new [img]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/AmericanFlag.jpg[/img] [url=cleanmpg.com]We are continuously taking new steps towards our vision that nobody should die or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the year 2020.[/url] [fimg=left][/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - [url=cleanmpg.com]CleanMPG[/url] - May 8, 2010 At Volvo, the ability to replicate road accidents contributes to world-class crash safety. Volvo's crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners some of the safest cars. "We can replicate most of the incident and accident scenarios that take place out on the roads. By analyzing these and then testing new safety technology in the crash-test laboratory, we can improve the safety level in our cars so that they become even safer in real-life traffic conditions," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo. When the new safety center was inaugurated by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in early 2000, it was one of the most advanced in the car industry - a position it has retained over the years thanks to the continuous implementation of new equipment and new test methods. The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second.




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