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Why Is Volvo Dropping Cars From A Crane?

Volvo, most widely known for their commitment to safety engineering has orchestrated a new crash test via its Safety Center division in order to assist rescue services in saving lives.

 

In the demonstration Volvo has hoisted 10 cars from a crane raised up 30-meters high in order to simulate the most dangerous crash scenarios in real life i.e. collision with a truck, side hits, or head-on collisions. The damage incurred by the car is severe enough that the rescue services would have to act within the “golden hour” which is the most important first hour that passengers that have been potentially critically injured net to be brought to a hospital.

 

A senior investigator with the Volvo Cars Traffic Accident Research Team, Håkan Gustafson had this to say: “We have been working closely together with the Swedish rescue services for many years… That is because we have the same goal: to have safer roads for all. We hope no one ever needs to experience the most severe accidents, but not all accidents can be avoided. So it is vital there are methods to help save lives when the most severe accidents do happen.” This experiment was conducted because the normal training method for rescue services, as Volvo states, is outdated.

 

You can check out the crash test below

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