Tag Archives: Safety

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Chances of seeing one of these vehicles is rare, responding to an accident scene with one is even rarer. Rolls-Royce only produces a few hundred of this model for the global market each year. However, you know what vehicle will be at your next accident scene so take a quick look.

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2017 Buick Lacrosse Body Structure

The NHSTA and IIHS have tougher roof-crush standards that are met with thinner-section A-pillars that use patch-welded blanks where a super-stiff U-channel gets welded to a lighter-gauge material before it’s stamped into the rough shape of the A-pillar.

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Seatbelt Pretensioner

Seatbelt pretensioners tighten up any slack in the belt webbing at 0.020 seconds after an impact is detected by the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). ​This restrains an occupant as early as possible in a crash and reduces the load on the occupant in a crash while restraining the passengers in their seats more effectively.

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2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 Body Structure

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA, has 73 percent of the bodyshell is comprised of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels. In the area of the side roof frame and the new C-ring structure in the rear, hot-formed steels are used – ensuring the highest strength category possible for body steels.

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