Tuesday, November 22, 2011

VIDEO: 1959 Chevy Bel Air VERSUS 2009 Chevy Malibu

Watching this video really makes me appreciate the evolution of design and engineering...  Whether it be a gadget in our pocket to a structure over our heads and in this case the cars we drive in. Below is a video of a crash test from Sept. 2009, a 1959 Chevy Bel Air vs. a 2009 Chevy Malibu. It illustrates the vehicle damages and occupant injury in a real-world frontal collision... and as you can witness, modern cars do hold up pretty well. 
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says Institute president Adrian Lund. What this test shows is that automakers don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."

...thanks Leigh for the tip! 

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