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Smart Car Tested At High Speeds (video)  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZNrqTQpwrc


remarkably its frame emerges relatively intact meaning that the crash could have been survivable.....


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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

AND this is why I drive a Jeep and not a Smart Car...

During usual crash tests the car hits the wall and it obsorbs the impact. It bends metal but leaves the passenger relatively safe.

From the looks of that the entire body disentegrated on impact leaving the frame.

[Edited 2006-08-06 03:57:30]

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8701 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 1):
AND this is why I drive a Jeep and not a Smart Car...

Because the safety concept of the Smart Car works perfectly, giving the driver enough room to survive after a 70 mph crash? Or is it because the passenger door of the car opened and closed again after said crash?



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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
remarkably its frame emerges relatively intact meaning that the crash could have been survivable.....

I still would not want to meet a Ford Excursion while driving a SMART.


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 3):
I still would not want to meet a Ford Excursion while driving a SMART.

And just tell us what kind of car you would like to get hit by an excursion by?

GS



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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):
And just tell us what kind of car you would like to get hit by an excursion by?

A Kenworth!


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 5):
A Kenworth!

 laughing   laughing   laughing   laughing   laughing   laughing 


I saw that answer coming...

GS



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Vehicle size and mass don't solely determine safety in a crash. Design really can make a difference. Remember these photos, anyone?



I can still remember the episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson had a Volvo 240 thrown off a catapault a few times and it still started and was driveable! I think those must be the safest vehicles on the road...


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 3):
I still would not want to meet a Ford Excursion while driving a SMART

Imagine driving a SMART and getting into a head on collision with a semi.  wideeyed  The car would probably be squished.  Wink



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
remarkably its frame emerges relatively intact meaning that the crash could have been survivable.....

  

If you actually watch the entire clip, what you'll see is that the human body would struggle to cope with that rate of deceleration, most of your internal organs would be severely damaged.

Full clip... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju6t-yyoU8s

Rgds.

[Edited 2006-08-06 05:09:45]

[Edited 2006-08-06 05:17:35]

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

The speedometer goes to 120/130kph but you'd have to be a brave soul to go past 80kph in that thing.


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 8):
Imagine driving a SMART and getting into a head on collision with a semi. wideeyed The car would probably be squished. Wink

So would you if you were in a civic...or a explorer.....no vehicle will survive a head on with a semi....except perhaps another semi......

That is a dumb argument.....

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I still don't get why people are so simple minded when it comes to road safety. People only envision getting slammed by a large SUV or truck, but how about all other aspects of safety? These include the driver's capabilities; vehicle handling; braking; and also the type of accident you may have.

Would you rather hit a cement barrier in a Civic or a Hummer? Would you rather swerve or brake to avoid an accident in a BMW or a Suburban? Would you rather roll over in an F-150 or a Mini? There are a huge amount of instances where I'd much rather be in a well designed small car, such as avoiding accidents in the first place.



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7125 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

It looks like it did alright I guess but that just how the car looks what you need is a real crash dummy in the car to see what would happen to the human body.
On a side note I like driving my 5500lb SUV around instead of that.  Smile



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

A few months ago I've seen a Smart wreck on the Autobahn A61 near Mendig. It got hit by a truck, was lying on it' back, but, apart from scratches, was completely intact. These little buggers are stronger than they look.

Jan


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
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How often does any car crash directly head on into a wall? Maybe it happens more often than I imagine- but I also figure usually the car would be out of control in order for something like that to happen...maybe it spun out, or nicked another car first... I feel like that crash scenario is pretty rare. 70 MPH straight into a concrete wall? If that was a real crash, I sadly bet both pax would be very much dead.

It did hold up surprisingly well though.

-AA777


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
It got hit by a truck, was lying on it' back, but, apart from scratches, was completely intact.



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 13):
It looks like it did alright I guess



Quoting AA777 (Reply 15):

It did hold up surprisingly well though.

Crumple zones anyone? Older cars hurt so many people simply because they DID hold up under crash impacts. It is these types of sudden decelerations that kill, as Jamie757 alluded to.

Although many modern cars look pretty smashed up after accidents, they are designed to do that in order to increase the deceleration time in the event of a crash, and therefore exert less G's on the occupants.

Harry



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 11):
no vehicle will survive a head on with a semi....except perhaps another semi......

Depending on speed of course, I've seen truck drivers die from rear ending another truck. Its not how fast you go, its how fast you stop.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):
And just tell us what kind of car you would like to get hit by an excursion by?

I want to meet a Peugeot 207 with my front brush guard on my SUV.  Silly

My friends F-150 met a Honda Del Sol once...I am still trying to figure out if "met" is the right word.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 7):

He did that with a Toyota Hilux Pick Up to.

He drown it in the sea, crashed it, burned it, etc.

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD0UVI99R8Q

Tom.



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 8):
Imagine driving a SMART and getting into a head on collision with a semi.

Nothing can survive a head on with another semi. Not even another semi.


Taken from Truckcrash.com.

Not a head on, but a rearend. One truck stopped on the shoulder, and a truck coming up behind had a steer tire blow out at the absolute worst time.

[Edited 2006-08-06 22:50:40]


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