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Author Topic: You can learn alot from a dummy  (Read 1112 times)

« on: May 30, 2009, 10:16:10 AM »

I hope this OK in this section. 1960's GM crash tests.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 10:35:08 AM »

Great video, but these are not "GM" crash tests.

All of this video looks to be shot at the UCLA Institute for Transportation and Traffic Engineering, which conducted many such tests back in the 50s and 60s: http://www.engineer.ucla.edu/history/transportation.html.  The testing was not in any way funded by GM (although I think they may have provided some cars), but rather by the State of California.

Many safety features we take for granted on vehicles today resulted directly from some of this research.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 05:17:34 AM »

Its odd to see the front lift like that on impact. Are most busses built to do that? And It looks like the bus driver didn't make it. Now How are we going to get Home? M&C Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 05:32:58 AM »

Probably a few guys on this board that could fix that bus and make themselves a great conversion. 

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