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  • Crash test


    Honda Odyssey. 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan being struck by a mobile deformable barrier at 62 km/h. 2016 Honda Fit striking a wall head-on at 56 km/h. Passenger-side oblique crash test of a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. Jeep Liberty undergoing routine impact testing at Chrysler's Proving Grounds NHTSA research crash test involving two Ford Five Hundreds. Full-scale crash test of various airbag technologies on an AH-1G (Mod) helicopter. A crash test is a form of destructive testing usually performed in order to ensure safe design standards in crashworthiness and crash compatibility for various modes of transportation (see automobile safety) or related systems and components.

  • Car classification


    Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for various purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others. This article details commonly used classification schemes in use worldwide.

  • Criticism of sport utility vehicles


    A 9 seater Ford Excursion SUV next to a 5 seater Toyota Camry Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are criticized for a variety of environmental and safety-related reasons as they became more popular. Many of the safety concerns have been addressed by the adoption of electronic stability control (ESC), rollover mitigation, and other design actions.

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