• 27-MAY-2010

Chevrolet Cruze Computer Crash Simulations Improve Vehicle Safety

Crash Tests

At one time, the only way to improve vehicle safety meant crash testing real cars over and over. Today, with the help of computer simulations, countless important tests can be run on a single vehicle without denting a fender. Just a few years ago, a new design like the Chevy Cruze would have required nearly one hundred live crash tests. Today computerized simulations do much of the safety testing, so only a few dozen test vehicles are used to verify what the computer designs and to make sure government safety requirements have been met. Available footage includes an edited package, soundbites and views of the Chevy Cruze.

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