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Re: Fwd: Audi A8 Achieves Highest Possible Safety Test Rating
Hairy green toads from Mars made four.rings@MCIONE.com say:
> An excerpt from the newswire post:
> > To collect this data, vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier at 35 miles
> > per hour with instrumented dummies registering impact forces during the crash.
> > The force is equivalent to a head-on collision between two identical vehicles,
> > each moving at 35 mph.
> No, it will be equivalent to a head-on collision between two identical
> vehicles, each moving at 17.5 mph.
No, I believe Newswire is correct. If the barrier is TRULYY fixed,
then it represents two equal vehicles at that speed. I think they
told us this in one of my defensive driving classes, when they
talked about "which" accident is preferable (if you have to make
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