Such collision of cars in 1959 and 2009 is so different, the collision safety performance of the car improved only in 50 years

It is no exaggeration to say that the history of car evolution is a history of improvement of safety performance. Such a change in safety performance is published in movies showing more clearly understandable way by colliding two cars made in 1959 and 2009 made.

A small 2009 car demolishes a 1959 Chevy in a crash test

This experiment is conducting research on safety related to automobilesAmerican Road Safety Association(IIHS) carried out, 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and 2009 Chevrolet Malibu were chosen as test vehicles. The following movie is an American magazine "verifying the quality of every product or service in its own way"Consumer Reports"Added the commentary to the experimental video of IIHS and you can see how the two new and old Chevrolets collide.

2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports - YouTube

2009 type Chevrolet Malibu running through the studio is next moment ......

Collision with Chevrolet Bel Air, running from the other side. The two cars broke down greatly, but there are obvious differences in that level.

A gold color car running from the right is Bel Air. When two units collide, the bumper comes off and it is the same until the hood is bent ... ...

Bel Air seems to be unable to fully absorb the shock of the collision, and you can see how loudness and car body collapse.

From another angle, you can see how well Bel Air is broken. Impact of collision can not be accommodated only by hood part ... ...

Just pierce the door of drivability and destroy the space where the driver rides without mercy. The current car is designed to secure a "survival space" for protecting drivers and passengers even in the event of an accident by absorbing shocks well, but at that time in 1959 such a There was hardly any thought.

Looking at the in-car camera, I can see the situation better. The two cars are hit by "offset collision" which collides with each other's left front. Offset collision is known as a very dangerous accident pattern, in addition to the harsh conditions of catching the energy of a collision with only half of the car, the drivers are influenced by the collision seemingly.

At the moment of the collision, the Bel Air driver was thrown forward and the body and head crashed into the handle. The car at that time, represented by Bel Air, has no airbag, and even a seatbelt is not equipped, so the body is easily thrown out.

Furthermore, after that, the car body gets huge, the strength of the fixed is not enough The seat will come off the car body and attack the driver from behind. Because the seat has come off, the head of the driver hits the ceiling and you will receive a big impact on the head. In addition, although it is not shown in the movie, it is not hard to imagine that the pedals and various panels crash into the driver 's knees and undercarriage, so that they suffer great damage.

On the other hand, 2009 Malibu is showing a completely different situation. At the moment of collision, in Malibu the airbag of the handle unfolds and protects the driver. Moreover, there is no appearance of the door being greatly damaged, securing the survival space without breaking the A pillar.

Even if you look inside, the difference is obvious at a glance. The driver's head is avoided from colliding with the car body by airbags, and the seat belt holds the body, preventing the risk of being thrown forward and crashing into various places. In addition, seats fixed to the car body gently do not affect the safety of the driver.

As you can see, it turned out that the safety performance of automobiles has improved greatly in 50 years. Nevertheless, it is not necessarily that the old car was "inferior", it was such a time then, and now it seems that there is no change that safe driving is the most important in the past .

in Ride,   Video, Posted by darkhorse_log