13 Apr '18, 11am

Watch what happens when rusty cars get crash tested

Watch what happens when rusty cars get crash tested

Ever wondered how older cars fare in a crash safety test? Well, researchers at a Swedish non-profit organisation Villaagarnas Riksforbund and insurance company Folksam tested used cars that are just over a decade old to find out just how much age and rust affect used cars, and whether or not the cars’ crashworthiness degrades over a moderate period of time. The outfit tested multiple cars from two groups: 2004-2008 generation Volkswagen Golf and a 2003-2008 generation Mazda 6, all of which were diagnosed with rust issues. The cars were subjected to front and side impacts according to Euro NCAP standards, and the tests were conducted at Thatcham’s British Crash Laboratory. The Golf and Mazda 6 were specifically chosen because they represent two distinct segments and both are popular in Europe. More interestingly, the duo are relatively sensitive to rust, some of which have ...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2018/04/13/watch-what-happens-when-ru...

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