As a way of doing some different crash tests, Volvo decided to launch 10 of its models from a height of 30 meters.
The engineers explained that they only perform tests horizontally and in laboratories, so these tests give a different perspective than what a crash at a higher speed and with a greater impact implies.
The Swedish brand noted that it is the most extreme crash test they have ever carried out and with it, they also give them the opportunity to hone the skills of the people extraction team at the Volvo Cars Safety Center.
“We knew we would see extreme deformations after the test, and we did this to give the rescue team a real challenge to work with,” said Håkan Gustafson, head of Volvo Cars’ road accident investigation team.
The brand pointed out that the results of these tests will be available free of charge so that other workers dedicated to rescuing people can apply certain protocols or develop new skills.
Rescuers said that after a high-impact accident, they have about an hour to remove the person and take him to a hospital.