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Old 07-08-2007, 03:36 PM   #11
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Only *if* the car is unoccupied by live persons! The crash cage that has been built into the structure is a good design , I really just wonder about occupant damage/survivability .
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i bet you could survive a serious accident in that little thing. i mean really, when was the last time someone died in a formula car accident? i think it was in like 94 and he was going in the 190+ mph.

small cars can definitely be made very safe for US speed limits.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:52 PM   #13
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Without a doubt on the safety on its structure ! I'd still like to see what damage occurs in a side impact similar to the frontal in the video .
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If you tire of looking at that old video chestnut from Britain, and are interested in scientific testing of smart car passive safety, please take a close look at all of the videos in the following link:

http://www.thesmart.ca/index.cfm?id=...nguage=english
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Kinda interesting ! Thanks Mike T .
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Even though the crash cage is pretty much entirely entact, don't you need some crumple area? I mean if I'm i a box and hit a wall at 60mph, I'd rather have the box deform a bit to absorb the impact rather than have no deformation would be like a wall hitting a wall at 60?
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Even though the crash cage is pretty much entirely entact, don't you need some crumple area? I mean if I'm i a box and hit a wall at 60mph, I'd rather have the box deform a bit to absorb the impact rather than have no deformation would be like a wall hitting a wall at 60?
i guess you didnt watch the other videos....
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Which other videos?
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If you tire of looking at that old video chestnut from Britain, and are interested in scientific testing of smart car passive safety, please take a close look at all of the videos in the following link:

http://www.thesmart.ca/index.cfm?id=...nguage=english
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The smart car's framing was specifically designed to "absorb" front end impacts. I forget what they called it, but there the frame's focal point is right up front and is the strongest there....

70-0 instantly, it didnt do too bad
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