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
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
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
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
Full text of release at http://tinyurl.com/ml2f448
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.
DEADLY CRASHES - IIHS Crash Tests Accident Car
DEADLY Crashes - IIHS Crash Tests Accident Car
DEADLY Сбои: IIHS краш-тестов
ÖLÜMCÜL Çöküyor: 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.
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2003-2010 Ford Crown Victoria - IIHS Crash Tests
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Front and Side Impact crash
tests for the Ford Crown Victoria, as presented by Consumer Reports
The Ford Crown Victoria received the following ratings in the IIHS's crash
Frontal Offset: Good
Side Impact (No Airbags): Poor
Side Impact (With Airbags): Marginal
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!
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2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class Crash Test
The front end structure, with its high energy-absorption potential, is
essentially made up of the firewall and two lines of longitudinal members,
anchored at the A-pillars. Two vertical members link the longitudinal
members, which further increase deformation resistance. The necessary
rigidity and strength of the floor assembly is provided by a robust
structure made up of a separate center tunnel plus separate longitudinal
members along each side, attached to the side wall. These are supported by
cross members anchored to the floor as well as by a connecting member to
the B-pillar as support for the front structure. The extremely robust side
wall assembly comprises, quite apart from the longitudinal members
described above and the side roof frame, A-pillars in a dual-casing design,
internally reinforced with high strength steel. In a side collision, the
cross member beneath the cowl, the cross member between the longitudinal
members underneath the pedal floor, the high-strength-steel cross member
beneath the driver's seat and the magnesium-alloy cross member underneath
the instrument panel, as well as the front roof frame, ensure the highest
possible stability of the occupant cell. The positioning of the fuel tank
in front of the rear axle and of the filler neck over the rear axle
increases the available deformation distance, maximizing the level of
energy absorption in the event of a rear-end collision. This is achieved,
above all, through the boxshaped design of the rear longitudinal members.