MINICARS MICROCARS CRASH TEST FAIL CAR CARS AUTOS New Crash

0 MINICARS MICROCARS CRASH TEST FAIL CAR CARS AUTOS New CrashMINICARS MICROCARS CRASH TEST FAIL CAR CARS AUTOS New Crash Tests Demonstrate the Influence of Vehicle Size and Weight on Safety in Crashes Results Are Relevant To Fuel Economy Policies 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.

“There are good reasons people buy minicars,” says Institute president Adrian Lund. “They’re more affordable, and they use less gas. But the safety trade-offs are clear from our new tests. Equally clear are the implications when it comes to fuel economy. If automakers downsize cars so their fleets use less fuel, occupant safety will be compromised. However, there are ways to serve fuel economy and safety at the same time.”

The Institute didn’t choose SUVs or pickup trucks, or even large cars, to pair with the micro and minis in the new crash tests. The choice of midsize cars reveals how much influence some extra size and weight can have on crash outcomes. The Institute chose pairs of 2009 models from Daimler, Honda, and Toyota because these automakers have micro and mini models that earn good frontal crashworthiness ratings, based on the Institute’s offset test into a deformable barrier. Researchers rated performance in the 40 mph car-to-car tests, like the front-into-barrier tests, based on measured intrusion into the occupant compartment, forces recorded on the driver dummy, and movement of the dummy during the impact.

Laws of physics prevail: The Honda Fit, Smart Fortwo, and Toyota Yaris are good performers in the Institute’s frontal offset barrier test, but all three are poor performers in the frontal collisions with midsize cars. These results reflect the laws of the physical universe, specifically principles related to force and distance.

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25 Responses to “MINICARS MICROCARS CRASH TEST FAIL CAR CARS AUTOS New Crash”

  • anassgame says:

    FIAT 500 5 STARS AT …
    FIAT 500 5 STARS AT THE EURONCAP CRASH TEST !

  • RebelBuckeye says:

    @KripDrip
    You …

    @KripDrip
    You have that backwards. Over 70% of all car/truck incursions are the fault of the CAR driver. Learn how to drive and you won’t die. Let Darwin apply.
    Only cowards and the unskilled about crash safety. YOU controlling your vehicle is the solution. Operate like everyone is trying to kill you and develop the skills to survive. Just because you draw breath doesn’t mean you’re needed in the gene pool.
    Try riding a motorcycle in SoCal sometime. I’ve been doing it for 30 years

  • bigvirgotube says:

    @psychomig1 I KNOW, …
    @psychomig1 I KNOW, RIIIGHT!?! That joint just skipped through the air…EPIC FAIL!

  • chickenhuntinattheca says:

    MY 2004 DODGE …
    MY 2004 DODGE INTREPID IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED IT HAS A 3.5 IF YOUR WONDERING.

  • psychomig1 says:

    @bigvirgotube i …
    @bigvirgotube i showed it to all my friends. i couldnt stop laughing. haha. TOTAL FAIL!!

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    And …

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  • donzaxspeed says:

    buy a chopper :)
    buy a chopper :)

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  • dotZodiac says:

    I like when he’s …
    I like when he’s talking about the Ford Fusion it shows the sheet of paper for a Toyota.

  • Giova2774 says:

    mayor masa = a …
    mayor masa = a mayor inercia = a mayor ventaja ante un choque frontal

  • thedick4x4 says:

    This vid is …
    This vid is bullshit! Saying the bigger cars get the same or more mpg! WTF

  • 215alessio says:

    ow yeah amercans …
    ow yeah amercans the insurance tells you to buy petrol guzzlers! maybe they have made an agreement with BP

    enjoy

  • RuckerFan1 says:

    holy crap did u see …
    holy crap did u see the mini coop at the end???

  • KripDrip says:

    if everyone would …
    if everyone would give up their guns, would you be safer from getting shot?? Criminals are like the ones with tanks and cement trucks. It wont matter if you get a small car, theres always gonna be huge trucks on the road waiting to crash into you!

  • RebelBuckeye says:

    @KripDrip
    You …

    @KripDrip
    You have that backwards. Over 70% of all car/truck incursions are the fault of the CAR driver. Learn how to drive and you won’t die. Let Darwin apply.

  • Ibrahim666freenati says:

    wow, FAIL, lol, …
    wow, FAIL, lol, look at 2:27

  • Ibrahim666freenati says:

    wow, FAIL
    wow, FAIL

  • SvenDansk7 says:

    OK smartass, now …
    OK smartass, now let’s crash your “safe” Camry against a Sequoia and see who wins. It’s all relative. Buy a safe small car. Save tons of gas. Drive defensively. ??? Profit.

  • bphockey23 says:

    I would never buy a …
    I would never buy a Yaris. Look at how weak the passenger area is!

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  • Ibrahim666freenati says:

    wow, FAIL, lol, …
    wow, FAIL, lol, look at 2:27 smart car is so smart

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  • hsojeliah says:

    The smart car got …
    The smart car got owned @ 1:14. Not so smart now

  • hsojeliah says:

    The smart car got …
    The smart car got owned @ 1:14

  • stadtpilz says:

    wow! so if we all …
    wow! so if we all pack half a ton of lead into our trunks everyone will be so much safer! yey!

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