Among car companies, Volvo has a special credo. The car giant makes the maximum emphasis on the safety of its products. In case of an accident, passengers and drivers inside Volvo cars have a better chance of surviving it with minimal consequences for themselves. For this purpose, the company regularly conducts crash-tests to understand how the body works at critical deformations. But the usual tests, when the cars crash against each other or against a concrete wall, are not enough to know everything.
Just recently, Volvo has developed and conducted a new series of crash tests for its cars. They were dropped from a height of 30 meters. The climbing was carried out with the help of a special crane. The cars fell exactly on the concrete cube. The company’s specialists say that this is the only way to find out what loads act on the car at the time of extreme accidents. In total, more than a dozen cars were tested. At that, some of them fell, damaging the front part, while others reached the concrete surface with the board.
After the cars were tested, Swedish rescuers took up the job. They practiced on them methods of removing people from their salons. Participation in this test became an important and useful experience for the rescue service staff. In general, rescuers conduct regular training sessions on the autopsy of cars in accidents. But this experience is much less valuable because they have to practice important skills on cars from landfills, which took more than a decade. Modern cars have a slightly different device, and their materials are more durable.
The tests were conducted according to the plan. According to him, for each dropped from a height of the machine was carried out engineering calculation of the probable loads when falling from such a height. At the end of the test, all information about the damage to the machines and how the rescuers worked, pulling out the imaginary victims of the accident, will be systematized. They will be available for study by interested in rescue organizations, which can develop new techniques based on them.
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