Old vs. new car safety

I'd have preferred a few less external slo-mo replays - trimming the length of the video down to about 30 or 40 seconds, but nonetheless overall still quite interesting:


I'd be interested to see something similar done with a Smart Car. How would it hold up to head-on collision with an "old" car.

I actually liked the different slow-motion angles that were offered, particularly the ones that showed what the collision was like in each vehicle. It's amazing the difference between the two vehicles.

Well, there are some crash test videos of the Smart car out there. Based on its safety ratings I'm guessing it wouldn't fair too badly against an older car - probably beat it - though as the linked video notes it doesn't really fair as well as larger modern cars.

I'd agree with you that the interior angles were best though in that first video.