2012 KIA Picanto, Smart ForTwo, & Renault Twingo ADAC Incompatibility Testing
Three new tests performed on three new compacts. A 50% offset where both the sled and vehicle are moving at 50 Km/h.
Smart ForTwo: Best Performer.
Minor head injuries, severe foot and thigh injuries, and moderate tibia injuries are possible for the driver.
Moderate chest and thigh injuries and minor tibia injuries are possible for the Passenger.
KIA Picanto: 2nd place Performance.
Severe chest, thigh, and foot injuries, and moderate foot injuries are possible.
Minor tibia injuries are possible for the Passenger.
Renault Twingo: Worst performer.
Severe chest, thigh, tibia, and foot injuries are possible for the driver.
Minor chest, thigh, and tibia injuries are possible for the passenger.
Crash test smart vs Fiat 600
http://www.sicurauto.it - Crash test compatibilità smart vs Fiat 600
Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS
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.
2011 Smart Passion Coupe Review
Visit Us at: http://LTWTV.us - Mike Herzing from Lets talk Wheels reviews the tiny and easy to drive 2011 Smart Passion Coupe.
You see the Smart car and always smile. They are so tiny, but big city traffic and rising fuel prices makes them look better and better. Could there be a future for cars like this? Watch our video review and you just might want one!
More Info on the 2011 Passion Coupe: http://www.smartusa.com/models/passion-coupe/specifications.aspx
- Mike Herzing
Narration by: Mike Herzing
Videography by: Lynn David Cole
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/676195405001/?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE