New Smart ForTwo Crashes into Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Survives [VIDEO]
Jul 18, 2014 15:21
The all-new Smart ForTwo passed its first crash-test when it was demonstrated by an in-house offset crash against a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The impact was at a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) with 50 percent overlap, and the Smart offered “an intact occupant space and excellent chances of survival,” according to Daimler.
“The well-proven tridion cell forms the basis for the high crash safety of the new smart. It ensures efficient energy absorption in a frontal impact. To this end, the crumple zones of the new smart have been made as large as possible,” said Professor Rodolfo Schöneburg, Head of Vehicle Safety at Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“The high proportion of ultra-high-strength steels ensures high stability for the passenger cell. In addition, the further developed airbags and seat belts offer maximum occupant protection, for example with a knee airbag for the driver as a standard feature,” he added.
There is no doubt that having a vehicle makes getting around a lot easier. Even those who live in areas with excellent public transport recognize there’s a difference between planning outings based on schedules versus being able to hop in a car and go. Since you’ve decided to purchase a vehicle, it’s time to ask yourself some questions. The answers will make the search for the perfect mode of transport a lot simpler. Read more
The privileges of car ownership are something most people look forward to. Complete freedom and privacy are part of the experience along with the pride and joy of owning a sleek new vehicle. This experience though comes at a cost. Car EMIs pop up every month to remind us that we need to curb our indulgences and this can go on for years. Read more
Fuel efficiency and economy is the top concern of car owners, especially in urban areas. Furthermore, to keep vehicles manageable and safe for drivers, manufacturers also ensure that there is limited mechanical power. However, it is possible to optimise your power while ensuring improved fuel economy, engine operation, performance and increased torque by getting Diesel Tuning with CHIP Express™. Read more