Why Volvo dropped its brand new cars from 30 meter height?
New Delhi : Volvo Cars, in one of their extreme crash tests till date dropped his brand new cars from a height of 30-meters. With this they aim to help rescue workers in figuring out how they can pull out people from badly crashed cars.
For the first time, it dropped several new Volvos multiple times from a crane, from a height of 30 metres. This approach helped create enough damage to adequately simulate the damage found in the most extreme crash scenarios: think of single-car accidents at very high speed, accidents whereby a car hits a truck at high speed, or accidents whereby a car takes a severe hit from the side.
In extreme crash situations, the priority is to pull out people from the vehicle and shift them to a nearby hospital asap.
All findings from the crashes and the resulting extrication work will be collected in an extensive research report. This report will be made available free of use to rescue workers elsewhere, allowing them to benefit from the findings and further develop their life-saving capabilities.
A total of ten Volvos, of different models, were dropped from the crane several times. Before the drop, Volvo Cars safety engineers made exact calculations about how much pressure and force each car needed to be exposed to, in order to reach the desired level of damage.