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Watch: MQB car small overlap crash test

veeeight Jun 7, 2014

  1. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Look out for the battery being launched out of the front of the car !!!




     
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  2. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    It's broken..
     
  3. andywil13

    andywil13 Active Member

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    Strange the car doesn't have headrests as they are key part for safety
     
  4. Flibble

    Flibble Active Member Team Estoril

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    Wow pretty harsh test. It gets a good rating though (their highest category).
     
  5. mls

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    Wow. That makes you think huh! How fast was the car going? Airbags or not that driver is dead if not very badly hurt!
     
  6. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    Dead? What? The driver would likely have walked away from that unaided.
     
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  7. mls

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    Really? Looks like his head went around the airbag straight into the wheel?
     
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  8. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    What territory was this test conducted for? Guess North America by the hideous yellow indicators in the headlights.
     
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  12. lee_fr200

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    I thought it went between the airbags as well
     
  13. Flibble

    Flibble Active Member Team Estoril

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    It's a 40 mph crash test.

    The results say:
    Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

    So yeah he'd walk away. The head did slide to the side and go between the airbags, but it didn't actually hit the pillar.

    Full crash test details are here: Vehicle details
     
  14. mls

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    Wow. Well hats off to modern safety measures!
     
  15. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    What on earth is that barrier made of?! It was barely scratched, let alone deformed in any way!

    Bear in mind that's a simulation of hitting an immovable object such as a tree, rather than another vehicle which would deform with its own crumple zones and, as such, is a very harsh test.
     
  16. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Thanks for the links. Agree with Vertigo1.

    Looks like a solid car & more so for the barrier! One of the offset crashes appeared to take out the wheel and wing completely so wonder how the drivers legs survived....
     
  17. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi TT

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    .... and when you see the crash at the end of the F1 race in Canada you similarly wonder how driver's survive. Safety structures and systems are quite amazing nowadays aren't they?
     
  18. Flibble

    Flibble Active Member Team Estoril

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    Appears to be solid steel plate (probably an inch or so thick), presumably filled with concrete and concreted into the floor too.
     
  19. kanecullen89

    kanecullen89 Active Member

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    Wow modern esp is one effective mofo!
     
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