IIHS - New type of crash test aims for safer vehicles

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2012 Volkswagen (Passat) CC IIHS Narrow/Small Overlap Frontal Offset (Marginal Rating)
Structure-Head/Neck-Chest-Lower Leg-Restraints M-G-A-G-P Test details: The Volkswagen CC was introduced in the 2009 model year. The car is a variant of older (2006-10) models of the Volkswagen Passat sedan with a lower roofline, frameless side windows, and a higher price. Structure — Maximum intrusion in the driver's footwell area was 24 cm measured at the lower hinge pillar. Maximum intrusion in the instrument panel area was 17 cm. Restraints/dummy kinematics — The dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure and resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. This occurred, in part, because the steering column moved 19 cm to the right as the dummy moved to the left. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy's head and torso. Neither the side curtain nor side torso airbags deployed, leaving the dummy's head and chest vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects. The driver door hinges were torn off and the latch opened, resulting in the door detaching from the vehicle, which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. Injury measures — Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left thigh would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.





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Volvo S80 and full-size pickup side impact crash test by IIHS
IIHS side impact crash test with full-size pickup into car with inflatable curtain deactivated and torso airbag. Watch more crash tests at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYstTL5MKTS9cR4dQ2_u3yHO2BECYyzh





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