The video simulated a Mercedes crash test at a speed of 300 km / h

A video went viral on social media showing a computer-simulated Mercedes-Maybach crashing into a wall at different speeds, up to supercar speeds.

Attentive readers have noticed that this video was made in the game, but it adequately conveys the consequences of such accidents. And although the game is no longer young, the video with such a series of virtual crash tests drew attention to the simulator again and quickly gained a couple of million views.

In reality, hardly anyone is going to crash six Maybachs at different speeds just to see how much destruction of the body can go. The well-known Euro NCAP crash tests are carried out at “city” speeds: until 2020, the frontal test was carried out with a fixed deformable barrier at a speed of 64 km / h, and now the car is smashed at a speed of 50 km / h against a deformable cart, which also travels at a speed of 50 km/h These are already quite severe conditions, and the results show that even in such circumstances there is a threat to life for the driver and passengers. There is no practical point in testing the car at higher, “autobahn” speeds – no bodywork will provide sufficient protection. Still, it is curious to see what happens to the car with such an impact, especially if neither the car nor the people actually suffer.

A video in which crash tests are simulated was published by Tansu Yeyen, who previously held high positions in Apple, IBM and Samsung divisions. It must be assumed that if the video is uploaded by a well-known person in the IT world, then the realism of the computer model can be trusted.

In the video, a Mercedes-Maybach sedan crashes into a wall successively at speeds of 30, 50, 100, 150, 200 and 300 km/h. At a speed of 50 km / h, everything happens, as the passive safety experts think: in the front, crush zones behave correctly, which dampen the impact. The power cell of the salon is unharmed.

At 100 km / h, much more serious damage is already visible: the front wheel is pressed into the area of ​​u200bu200bthe driver’s legs, the impact energy went further – a kink appeared on the roof, the door panels went folded, but in general, the body, one might say, withstood the blow.

150 km / h – you won’t look at what the front seats have become without tears. But the rear passengers definitely retain enough living space. Although in such a situation, the slowdown experienced by a person (even if strapped in) in any case promises the worst consequences.

200 km / h – a large and durable-looking sedan is halved in length. The entire front end up to the central pillars of the roof is crumpled.

Well, what will happen at a speed of 300 km / h – see for yourself.

You can find fault with the fact that the video after the impact still retains the light from the headlights – but you need to understand that the task here was to realistically simulate exactly the damage to the power structure of the car. Lighting effects were not given due attention. However, the pillows also do not open.

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