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.





New crash tests: small cars improve
IIHS news release • May 26, 2011 New crash tests: small cars improve and the top performers also are fuel sippers ARLINGTON, VA — Six of 13 small cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earn the TOP SAFETY PICK award, and none earns a poor rating in any of 4 tests. This is a turnaround from a few years ago when small cars struggled to earn top safety ratings. The new tests include hybrids and gasoline-only models that are among the most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the U.S. market. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052611.html





2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports
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. Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for additional reviews, tips, and recommendations. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/vi... Follow Us on Social: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IQ2w5q Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Yf5Fh2 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1P37mM9 Instagram: http://bit.ly/1I49Bzo Vine: http://bit.ly/1Nlbkz7 Periscope: http://bit.ly/1OrsKrs Google+: http://bit.ly/1Md3gfQ




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