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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.





U.S. fatality rate for SUV crashes down by 64 percent
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.





Porsche 918 Spyder spied in Martini Racing livery
Scheduled to go on sale in early 2014, the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder will be offered with the legendary Martini Racing livery. Already there were some prototypes wearing this livery but now Porsche has confirmed the partnership with Martini.





2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine
Jeep has announced plans to offer two new Grand Cherokee SRT8 special editions. Dubbed the Alpine and Vapor, the models feature unique paint (bright white or brilliant black), gloss black accents and 20-inch alloy wheels with a black vapor chrome finish.





DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests
DEADLY Crashes: 2013 IIHS Crash Tests DEADLY Сбои: 2013 IIHS краш-тестов ÖLÜMCÜL Çöküyor: 2013 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. Full text of release at: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/new-crash-tests-underride-guards- on-most-big-rigs-leave-passenger-vehicle-occupants-at-risk-in-certain-crash es ►THANKS for taking the time to visit, I hope you SUBSCRIBE and enjoy the upcoming videos! I'm an italian petrolhead and cars & motorbikes are my passion which I want to share with all the petrolheads around the world by taking these videos. ►If You like, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE NOW for More videos: http://bit.ly/12ULPud ►Gommeblog.it, Portale dedicato alla Tecnica e Performance di Auto e Moto. Al Suo interno potrai trovare sezioni dedicate a Supercar, Video Test di tutte le più importanti case e bran come Alfa Romeo. Audi, Abarth, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, MTM, AMG, Porsche, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Gumpert (solo per citarne alcune) e interssanti video recensioni su gomme Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear, Continental ... ►Non perderti le Ultime NEWS Video: ISCRIVITI ADESSO AL CANALE: http://bit.ly/12ULPud ►If you like this video Please rate and comment! ►Se questo video ti è piaciuto, Clicca mi Piace o Lascia un commento ►Follow Us on Social Network: ►Google +: https://plus.google.com/101792401712738693835/ ►Facebook: http://facebook.com/gommeblog ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/gommeblog ►Website: http://www.gommeblog.it





Insane Bus Crash Test (All-New Test)
Instead of at 30 Mp/h, this is at 35 Mp/h. "Severe Test: 36% More Kinetic Energy than December 2007 NHTSA Motor Coach Crash Test" Kinetic Energy: 1.8 million lb-ft The vehicle is a 1999 MCI D-Series Motor Coach. Rows 1, 2, and 3 were crushed my the impact. Aisle Seat-Window Seat Row 4 HIC 172-1065 Row 5 HIC 345-86 Row 6 HIC 346-1486 Row 8 HIC 28-29 Row 9 HIC 27-20 Row 10 HIC 117-159 Row 11 HIC 14-ND Row 12 HIC 30





Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo XC60 passes the test. The Downshift appears every other Tuesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





120 mph (192 km/h) Crash Test
120 mph (192 km/h) Crash Test performed by Fifth Gear Team. All copyright goes to Fifth Gear.





Car Crash Compilation # 24
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Jeep Grand Cherokee moose test -- the full story
All performed moose tests with Jeep Grand Cherokee. All failed. The full story and figures at: http://www.teknikensvarld.se/jeepmoosetest-part4/





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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.





Crash test Ford Focus a 190 km/h, Fifth Gear
http://www.sicurauto.it - Cosa succede ad una Ford Focus che va a scontrarsi contro un muro a 190km/h? Scopriamolo insieme nel crash test di Fifth Gear... (Fonte video: Five TV UK)





Weak federal standard allows deadly car-into-truck crashes
IIHS news release • March 1, 2011 Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions government for new standard ARLINGTON, VA — New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate guards for more large trucks and trailers. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030111.html





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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