Reporters visited the IIHS facility and were given a demo of the 2016 Honda Pilot crash test.
Honda has always tried to focus on the safety aspect of its vehicles. Undeniably Honda has spent big bucks on the safety engineering of its cars. Honda recently held a pilot testing at its IIHS facility.
The facility in Virginia was opened to journalist. So they could watch an offset head on collision demo. The 2016 Honda Pilot small overlap crash test was shown live to the journalists. The demo allowed many to watch what happens in an accident.
The visit was also an opportunity for journalists to look at the famous scrapbook of Honda. ‘The Scrapbook’ is the testament of the passion Honda has for safety in its cars. The scrapbook was filled with pictures and notes from Honda owners who had been in car accidents.
The pictures showed the extent of damage caused as a result of a head on collision during accidents. Some pictures showed vehicles which were completely demolished.
While looking at the pictures it may not seem anyone would survive. But due to the safety engineering measure in the Honda cars people did walk away from the gruesome collisions alive.
The notes were emotional messages from the owners of Honda. The customers thanked the company for building such safe cars.
For the demo test Honda Pilot impacted a 200,000 pound barrier at 40 mph. The test showed what would happen to a crash test dummy in the driver seat, according to Forbes.
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The dummy is subjected to the safety precaution which the driver would be subjected to in case of a car accident.