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Holistic Family Car Safety

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The Safest Family Car, A Holistic Approach

Article: >>http://bayosphere.com/node/624

Summary:

Here is a summary of what makes a holistically safe vehicle:
  • Good handling and braking
  • Weight of about 3500 pounds; less is more dangerous (in a crash), more isn’t helpful
  • Low center of gravity
  • Anti-lock Braking syste (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • air bags (used correctly), everywhere
  • Good gas-mileage
  • Low-pollution emissions engine

His candidates:

  • Honda Accord EX V6 Hybrid (which he later decides isn't efficient enough and is too expensive)
  • Toyota Prius (which isn't particularly big enough).
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