Mercedes-Benz has crashed two of its electrical vehicles into one another in what it claims is an industry-first electrical car (EV) frontal offset crash take a look at.
Within the newest testing on the Mercedes-Benz Group Know-how Centre for Automobile Security in Sindelfingen, Germany it smashed the 2 automobiles, each weighing a major quantity greater than a Euro NCAP crash take a look at trolley (the EQA 2.2 tonnes, the EQS SUV roughly three tonnes) on a 50 per cent overlap at 56km/h.
Euro NCAP assessments automobiles by smashing them right into a 1400kg trolley at a pace of 50km/h.
Previous to the crash, Mercedes-Benz put in 4 crash dummies – three feminine and one male – every with as much as 150 measuring factors.
Based mostly on info from Mercedes-Benz, the crash take a look at dummies didn’t maintain any main accidents, which indicated a low threat of significant harm or dying on account of the incident.
The report claims the outlined crumple zones and superior restraint programs of each automobiles present “excellent safety” for passengers.
After impression, the automobiles had intensive harm however had been in a position to maintain the the passenger compartment of the car (or security cell) intact and the doorways may nonetheless be opened.
Mercedes-Benz claims the high-voltage batteries of each automobiles remained intact and the high-voltage programs switched off routinely on impression.
The model says it has developed a “multi-stage high-voltage safety idea” for its EVs. It claims the system offers “eight key components to make sure the security of the battery and all parts with a voltage above 60 volts”.
Mercedes-Benz has been testing automobiles in Sindelfingen since 2016 and claims it’s one of many largest and most fashionable testing amenities on the planet. The centre conducts as much as 900 crash assessments and 1700 sled assessments yearly.