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Crash test

01 Jan 2000

SAFETY experts gathered at the Pueblo premises of Transportation Technology Center Inc on November 18 to witness a collision between a former Septa Budd Silverliner car and a concrete wall. The impact occurred at a speed of 56 km/h.

Inside the vehicle were specially instrumented seats of different designs populated by dummies, the intention being to find seats and fittings that will best protect passengers in the event of a collision.

The experiment was conducted by Simula Technologies using a $1m grant. A further test involving the destruction of two more vehicles is due in the spring.