Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 18:12:57 +0100 From: Senappi <bofhnopsamBLOXrocketmail.com> Subject: Re: Incidental livestock
On 12 Feb 2003 01:48:33 GMT, davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: >>>Saab seems to disagree. Does anyone have a picture of that test fixture >>>they used for the c900/9000 testing? The A-pillars are designed specifically >>>to survive a moose collision. >> I haven't seen the tests you are referring to, but I have been the >> first person on site after an accident between a car and a moose and >> that was not a pretty sight. >A Saab or Volvo, or a car not designed for it? It was a Volvo 245 and it was crushed pretty badly. >> The funny thing is that SAAB here in Sweden, to my knowledge, hasn't >> used that argument in any advertisement. This is strange since we have >> plenty of car/moose collisions here.. > >From: >http://www.saab.com/main/GLOBAL/en/pressreleases_archive.xml?id=9 >(begin excerpt) >"Another, more familiar Saab test is the moose crash test. In Sweden, >an average of more than ten collisions between cars and moose occur >every day. Since the early 1990s, Saab has therefore been running a >crash test in its ordinary range of tests in which the car travelling >at 70 km/h collides with a 380 kg moose dummy. Saab began developing >the moose crash test together with the Swedish Road and Transport >Research Institute (VTI) back in 1981 and is now evolving, still >with the VTI, a new version of the 'moose'." >(end excerpt) Thanks - I'll check it out.