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Volvo’s Unintentional Crash Demo


We know Volvo loves to crash their vehicles to demonstrate safety features, but in a recent demo the crash was truly an accident. To show off their Collision Avoidance™ system with Full Auto Brake™ technology, Volvo launched an equipped S60 toward a stationary truck at 20 mph, in front of press and video cameras. Unfortunately, the system failed and the car plowed into the bumper, destroying the front end of the vehicle and the careers of the people in Volvo’s PR and engineering departments.

So deadpan; so awesome.

via: Drive, Wired, TechNerd


Have you seen that one video of that parking FAIL?

videogum has a greatest-hits post featuring the 5 worst parallel parking disasters. Gabe has thankfully curated his list to only include videos that don’t have misogynistic, women-can’t-drive diatribes.