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Low-speed vehicle crash tests

IIHS news release • May 20, 2010 ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy public roads with regular traffic More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html


 


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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics
What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. "You can't argue with the laws of physics," says Griff Jones, award-winning high school physics teacher who goes behind the scenes at the Institute's Vehicle Research Center to explore the basic science behind car crashes. Using a series of vehicle maneuvers on a test track plus filmed results of vehicle crash tests, Jones explains in anything but lecture style the concept of inertia, the relationship between crash forces and inertia, momentum and impulse, and a lot more. Quote from Paul G. Hewitt, the developer of the "Conceptual Physics" curriculum and author of the best selling text book by the same name: "The video "Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics" and accompanying teacher's guide are wonderful. The pacing is excellent, the coverage fascinating, and most importantly, the physics is correct. It's a first rate teaching package. I give it five stars!" DVD contains updated footage and additional material for teachers To obtain a DVD copy, go to http://www.iihs.org/videos/default.html





Mini and microcar bumpers
IIHS news release • June 11, 2009 Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates good under new system ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets. Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal. Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html





Safety consequences of vehicle size and weight
IIHS news release • April 14, 2009 New crash tests demonstrate the influence of vehicle size and weight on safety in crashes; results are relevant to fuel economy policies ARLINGTON, VA — Three front-to-front crash tests, each involving a microcar or minicar into a midsize model from the same manufacturer, show how extra vehicle size and weight enhance occupant protection in collisions. These Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests are about the physics of car crashes, which dictate that very small cars generally can't protect people in crashes as well as bigger, heavier models. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr041409.html





Small pickup rollover protection
IIHS news release • February 4, 2010 First time Institute ratings small pickups for rollover protection; only one model rates good in test that assures strength of roof ARLINGTON, VA — The Nissan Frontier has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet Colorado the weakest among 5 small pickup trucks, all 2010 models, that recently were tested for rollover protection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Frontier, also sold as the Suzuki Equator, is the only pickup in the group to earn the highest rating of good. The Ford Ranger is rated acceptable while the Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tacoma, and Colorado (also sold as the GMC Canyon) earn the second lowest rating of marginal. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr020410.html





ADAC-Crashtest: Wildunfälle „saugefährlich"
http://www.focus.de/videos - Mit einem ungewöhnlichen Crashtest VW Golf gegen Wildschweinrotte wirbt der ADAC eindrucksvoll für Vorsicht bei Wildwechseln. Tipp für Autofahrer im Fall der Fälle: Draufhalten, nur bremsen, nicht ausweichen. http://www.focus.de/auto/videos/adac-crashtest-wildunfaelle-saugefaehrlich_ vid_16834.html





Crash test Camion contro auto in coda
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test ADAC che simula un incidente tra un Camion e due auto in coda. Immagini impressionanti! Guarda lo speciale: http://www.sicurauto.it/crash-test-video/test-speciali/crash-test-camion-co lonna-auto.htm





Minicars fall short in tougher IIHS front crash tests - IIHS News
IIHS news release • January 22, 2014 Minicars fall short for small overlap frontal protection Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, making these tiny vehicles the worst performing group of any evaluated so far. Full text of release at http://tinyurl.com/ml2f448





Top-Heavy (Crash Test Rollovers Compilation)
I made this for MfalmeVTold since he requested it. This video features the following vehicles: 2009 Honda Stepwgn 2010 Ford Ranger 2009 Daihatsu Mira 2003 Chevrolet Blazer 2010 Daihatsu Tanto 2006 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab 2011 Daihatsu Move 2011 Nissan Rogue 2011 Nissan Serena 2011 Nissan Elgrand 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 2009 Toyota Prado 2008 Nissan Rogue





Huge cost of mismatched bumpers
IIHS news release • December 2, 2010 Huge cost of mismatched bumpers: When bumpers on cars and SUVs don't line up (and many of them don't), low-speed collisions produce more damage and higher repair costs ARLINGTON, VA — Bumpers are the first line of defense against costly damage in everyday low-speed crashes. Bumpers on cars are designed to match up with each other in collisions, but a long-standing gap in federal regulations exempts SUVs from the same rules. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests demonstrate the results: SUV bumpers that don't line up with those on cars can lead to huge repair bills in what should be minor collisions in stop-and-go traffic. Full text of release at: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr120210.html





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





Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs - IIHS News
IIHS news release • April 8, 2014 Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs; 2 models from GM earn the only good ratings in class ARLINGTON, Va. — The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/49/3/1





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2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
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. 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/video-hub/cars/iihs-crash-tests/67619540 5001/?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE





Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Vs. Ford Explorer IIHS-Style Side Impact
Mercedes Front-Rear_Explorer Driver-Passenger HIC______1255-96______79-49 *No thorax or lower spine readings.





Mercedes C-Class VS Chevrolet Malibu - CRASH TEST




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