• Short Summary

    In Michigan recently, a new safety car was crash-tested at a speed of 50 miles per hour.

  • Description

    In Michigan recently, a new safety car was crash-tested at a speed of 50 miles per hour. Pulled by a winch-driven cable, the car crashed into a 92-ton steel and concrete barrier. The test was equivalent to a 100 mile per hour collision with a parked car.

    Slow motion pictures show the effect of the collision on the vehicle and on the four fully-instrumented, but unrestrained passenger dummies. Also shown is the deployment of experimental air cushions.

    The prototype vehicle, created by General Motors, is a five-passenger, four-door, family-type sedan, which incorporated specialised safety devices, materials and designs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA14SC9S8QEFAXK2BTC3YBL27I4
    Media URN:
    VLVA14SC9S8QEFAXK2BTC3YBL27I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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