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#21 Green Maned Lion

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Actually, all you need to do is look at the way everything starts failing on most Asian/American cars the moment IIHS changes their testing procedures. Impact in a slightly different way, and you bypass the system set up primarily to ace a specific test. European cars tend to fare better- MB needed a software change to most of their cars to get the airbag to deploy in the small-offset tests, but otherwise passed, while all Volvos passed, and the XC90 was best performer period- despite it being a 10 year old design at the time.

Safety designed around a specific test is an inherently flawed concept, because accidents dont happen in specific laboratory environments. Eschews comes to mind- it wasnt designed to deal with snakeheads, bridge pillars, or bridge collapses. I doubt if American equipment would have done much better, though.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:46 AM

Eschews => Eschede perhaps? Spell correct strikes again?


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:47 AM

Don't know how the same message got posted twice. Mods, please get rid of this one.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:53 AM

Yeah. This version of autocorrect is more aggressive than a momma bear against a beer played redneck.
Travelled: Broadway Limited (1), Lake Shore Limited (6), Capitol Limited (7), Empire Builder (1), Southwest Chief (2), Sunset Limited (1), California Zephyr (3), Coast Starlight (2), Silver Meteor (5), Silver Star (5), Silver Palm (2), Crescent (1), Cardinal (4), Auto Train (4), Pennsylvanian (2), Palmetto (1), Acela Express (1), Empire Service (1), Northeast Regional (11), Keystone Service (1) --- Total Miles: 50,144 --- Total Trains: 61
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