Scania is dedicated to improving the safety of truck operators as well that of other drivers and pedestrians that share streets and roadways with their trucks. To that end, Scania recently posted two videos on Instagram that provide insight into how the company approaches crash testing during the research and development process. The videos show the company’s rollover side curtain airbags in action; these are crucial for protecting the driver and passengers in the event of a rollover crash.
In the videos, Scania also explains that it plans its tests well ahead of time, with some taking up to a year of planning, and that its newest generation of trucks “underwent five years of advanced crash testing” before release. However, because the crash tests are quick, often lasting less than a second, Scania uses high-speed cameras to capture the impact. This allows researchers to pore over the footage after the fact, focus on specific components and details, and then use that information to improve existing safety technologies or introduce new ones when necessary. All told, Scania wrecked roughly 40 trucks during development to create its newest truck generation.
See For Yourself
You can view Scania’s Instagram posts (and follow the truck maker, if you are so inclined) at www.instagram.com/scaniagroup.