Originally Posted by Theferrarifan
The focus cant even reach 190km/h and its pointless for any company to test a vehicle at this speed.
Maybe some people think that way but its not pointless to test a vehicle at speed of 200km/hr, rather crash tests should be held at much more speed than the current testing speed which are around 60-70 km/hr.
Why? Because if one vehicle is going at speed of 100 km/hr (which is very likely in normal conditions) and collapses with another vehicle which is coming at same speed of 100 km/hr than combined force of impact actually turned into speed of 200 km/hr.
Now you may argue that when its going to collapse, people tend to apply brake, but that sudden braking is not enough to reduce the speed of collapse and force of impact. Even if one can manage to reduce speed by some extent, its very likely that they collapse at speeds of around 60-70 km/hr and combined speed of this collapse still tuns out into 120-150 km/hr.
Most of the times its two vehicle which collapse with each other during an accident and speed of both of those vehicle counts and that combined speed just multiplies the force of impact by twice.