Low Velocity Impact Testing

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Is it possible for a vehicle to be moved from a 5mph impact?

We sent some of our experts to Bruntingthorpe for The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) crash test day.  We met with several police officers, independent & insurance motor engineers & some representatives from the telematics industry.

Collisions were carried out under controlled conditions at 5, 10 & 15mph & were aligned to allow a front to rear square-on collision.  The impacted vehicle had its handbrake applied & was in gear.

At 5mph the impacted vehicle was indeed moved forward, although upon inspection afterwards, there was only minor damage sustained to either vehicle.

Watch the video here: 5mph impact

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