Small Overlap Crashes

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety uses a small overlap front crash test to determine how vehicles will fare during that type of crash in a real world environment. What we need to understand is Auto Makers are

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2016 XC90 Volvo Body Structure

When I was at the Great Designs in Steel Expo in May, Henric Lindberg from the Volvo Car Corporation presented AHSS Technologies in the 2016 Volvo XC90. The additional amount of UHSS/Boron steels in the GEN II version of the XC90 were highlighted.

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2017 Acura NSX Emergency Response Guide

Acura published their Emergency Response Guide for the 2017 Acura NSX. Like many high end vehicles, the new NSX has several features that are not common for firefighters to found in the vehicle the masses drive on the roads. Below are several Cliff Note versions of the Emergency Response Guide.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Body Structure

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has a body structure that varies thickness and reinforcements. Tailored blanks are used to provide different thicknesses.

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Vehicle Extrication from inside of the Auto Industry

Extrication tech Tip

Vehicle Extrication from inside of the Auto Industry DVD $20.00 DVD! (United States includes shipping) Rescuers from around the world have ordered and responded with great reviews about our Vehicle Extrication from inside of the Auto Industry DVD. The DVD ...

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Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck etruck

Mercedes-Benz premiered the urban eTruck this week. The eTruck is a local zero emissions and quiet short-radius distribution truck. While the truck is not on the streets yet. It paints a picture of the future of new trucks that will be in use in the future.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Safety Features)

beltbag extrication rescue

Here is a side view into the passenger compartment of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Visible restraint systems include: driver kneebag, driver airbag and steering wheel, passenger airbag, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side bladder implemented in the passenger seat,

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 Sedan Body Structure

The body structure of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 uses a larger amount of aluminum along with high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel, the front fenders, hood, doors, trunklid and roof panel are made of aluminum.

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