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Naga Royal Guard
11-05-2004, 09:49 PM
well.... as dumb as it sounds, it proves not to be so dumb at all :D :D...<p>and it is not MB A class problems related... :D<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_34/car_portal_pic_17177.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>article:<p>We've all heard of crash test drummies, but what about a crash test moose?<p>Well, here it is - the first dummy elk to be fitted with legs that flail about realistically. But who needs it, and why? Moose collisions are often fatal for drivers and passengers in Scandinavia and North America, so boffins at Sweden's national road research laboratory, VTI, made a rubber version to study what happens. The moose has proved so realistic, it will be hired out to car firms. The findings will also benefit drivers who have accidents with smaller animals. In the UK, there are 50,000 collisions with deer annually. So far, scientists have discovered that speed is not the deciding factor in moose crashes. "The choice of car seems to be equally important," said VTI's Ylva Matstoms. "The strength and design of the front of the vehicle above the bonnet are major factors."<p>source Autoexpress.co.uk<p><br>posted by drugmirko <p>

SV
12-20-2004, 04:04 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> actually that's pretty clever...

Krypton
12-20-2004, 04:50 PM
so do they have deer ones in the US

Bass-o-Matic
12-22-2004, 12:41 PM
Not knowing how big Mice (see the title of the thread) get in Scandinavia, is a height of 6+ feet at the shoulder for this "dummy" realistic? Is it even realistic for something a bit larger, like, say, a Moose? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
12-22-2004, 03:40 PM
That's pretty sick actually... I know Saab though uses crash test moose on their own. In Sweden though they actually need to do these kinds of tests <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
12-26-2004, 09:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarpFan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not knowing how big Mice (see the title of the thread) get in Scandinavia, is a height of 6+ feet at the shoulder for this "dummy" realistic? Is it even realistic for something a bit larger, like, say, a Moose? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>oops, i think ill leave it like that; even tho i have pet mice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">