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matto honked 30 Nov 2023 10:16 +0000

Five SUVs used up to 13% more fuel in real-world test than reported in lab

The Real-World Testing Program compares fuel consumption and emissions of vehicles in driving conditions to laboratory test results.

Previous research around the world has also shown a gap between laboratory and real-world performance of new vehicles.

#SUV #Corruption #FuelConsumption #CarIndustry


matto honked 14 Nov 2023 19:33 +0000

Vehicles with higher, more vertical front ends pose greater risk to pedestrians

45 percent more likely to cause fatalities

Vehicles with especially tall front ends are most dangerous to pedestrians, but a blunt profile makes medium-height vehicles deadly too.

Whatever their nose shape, pickups, SUVs and vans with a hood height greater than 40 inches are about 45 percent more likely to cause fatalities in pedestrian crashes than vehicles with a hood height of 30 inches or less and a sloping profile, a study of nearly 18,000 pedestrian crashes found.

U.S. passenger vehicles got 4 inches wider, 10 inches longer, 8 inches taller and 1,000 pounds heavier. On some large pickups, the hoods are almost at eye level for many adults.

No surprises here, but good that a study confirms it.

#SUV #PickUp #HighHoods #SuvKills #SmallPenis