r/interestingasfuck Aug 13 '22

The 2018 Audi A8 can react to a potential side collision by lifting it's side to protect passengers

740 Upvotes

View all comments

0

u/W0lfwraith Aug 13 '22

LOL nice way to get flipped if it’s anything larger than a sedan.

24

u/theultimatecat07 Aug 13 '22

Better than being crushed

-18

u/W0lfwraith Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

Not always no. Vehicles are designed to crush around you not into you. I’d rather be trapped with a broken arm/hip than be a qudraplegic.

Editing: upon some reflection I realize I am wrong. I’m a bit stoned and need to remember to keep my mouth shut when that is the case.

2

u/zackson76 Aug 13 '22

Rolling make the momentum from impact get transfered over a wider/longer vector, thus reduce impact. What would hurt more, punching a dangling sandbag or a brick wall?

4

u/PM_ur_Rump Aug 13 '22

Vehicles are designed to crush around you not into you.

What do you mean by this?

-2

u/W0lfwraith Aug 13 '22

4

u/Noodle_de_la_Ramen Aug 13 '22

Can’t exactly do that with the side doors…

1

u/PM_ur_Rump Aug 13 '22

Yes, I am well aware of what crumple zones are. I mean what the hell are you talking about specifically here with broken arms and quadraplegics?

1

u/W0lfwraith Aug 13 '22

What I’m referring too is that I’ve seen more than a few collision aftermaths and a full on T-bone that sends a car rolling more often than not does more than break bones. I used a rather poor comparison to try and make that point and I apologize.

4

u/PM_ur_Rump Aug 13 '22

Some people say steel toed shoes are dangerous because the steel toe cap can cut your toes off if something very heavy is dropped on them.

This is true, at least the second part.

But dropping something heavy enough to bend the steel would more than crush your fleshy little toes. See where we are going?

2

u/JonLongsonLongJonson Aug 13 '22

There are no crumple zones on the sides, though. They’re the biggest weak point. This reduces the chance of getting crushed.