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CNBC: "Surviving a Car Crash"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cwerdna, May 10, 2012.

  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    From http://www.cnbc.com/id/47079556/SURVIVING_A_CAR_CRASH_WILL_PREMIERE_ON_CNBC_THURSDAY_MAY_10TH
    I've been seeing ads for this and will be recording it tonight. Looked ok from the ads but I'm not so sure now given the description.

    Discuss.
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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  3. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    Roll Cages are good. I survived a roll over with just a few cuts and bruises.
     
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    It was insightful but overall just ok. It wasn't a must watch.

    I didn't know that the involuntary startled reflex that we have (in theory, as protection) which kicks in if we're rear-ended actually can make the potential for injuries even worse. So, it's better that the reflex is triggered before the crash like via a sound or tightening the seat belts.

    I wonder if the pre-collision system warnings in some cars are actually intended to do just that. I've seen some demo videos of the Prius w/the advanced technology package (which has PCS) and a message that says "BRAKE!" will show up, accompanied by beeping. I believe the seat belts will tighten up too.

    There was an test near the end where they increased a driver's cognitive load. I'd have trouble completing that task if I were driving.

    The experimental windshield system that GM was working on was interesting. It would be really cool to have something like what they were showing.
     

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