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Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because they’re affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets. Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because car bumpers don’t adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earn the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal. The Institute evaluated results according to a new ratings protocol for low-speed tests that better represents the damage insurance claims centers assess daily.
The worst performer is the Kia Rio, which sustained $9,380 total damage in the 4 tests — 2 full-width impacts and 2 corner — to earn a poor rating. The Rio’s repair bill is worse than those of most other small and midsize cars and minivans the Institute has tested. This minicar racked up about $3,700 damage, or 30 percent of its purchase price, in the full-front test alone. The Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, and Mini Cooper also earn poor ratings for bumper performance.
The Smart Fortwo is best overall, with $3,281 total damage in 4 tests. Costs are relatively low for this microcar because its pre-painted plastic body panels are dent-resistant, inexpensive, and easy to replace. The Chevrolet Aveo, a minicar, is next best, with $4,490 total damage.
These are the first bumper test results released under a new Institute ratings protocol that’s based on repair costs averaged and weighted to reflect real-world damage patterns. These averaged and weighted repair costs determine each vehicle’s overall rating of good, acceptable, marginal, or poor in 4 bumper tests representing full-width and corner crashes at low speeds.
Weighted average repairs must be less than $500 for a good rating, less than $1,000 for acceptable and less than $1,500 for marginal. Repairs of $1,500 or more earn bumpers a poor rating.
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Calling all Back to the Future geeks.
(Guyism reports...) “Doc Brown and Marty McFly told us — eventually untrue, sadly — tales about the future where there would be flying cars powered by garbage ...Thankfully, some geniuses are a little closer to making one of those things happen.”
Fast and efficient little cars powered by trash!
Engineers from the Polytechnic Institute of Catalonia invented a vehicle that runs off pop can tabs. The cars can go up to 20 miles per hour and run for up to 40 minutes off the aluminum-based fuel. Endgadget
The aluminum tabs make a hydrogen-based power that is virtually CO2 emission-free. Wired UK explains the process.
“A vinegar filter with water helps remove traces of hydroxides, while another filter containing a silica gel ball gets rid of the moisture. … Once produced, the clean hydrogen feeds the fuel cell that produces the energy for the car. Because it's a completely closed cycle, the little machine doesn't belch out any carbon dioxide emissions.”
All Car Tech says the project may be innovative but impractical for large scale use.
“...it's just a bit of fun and probably not something that could be economically scaled up - it'd probably take slightly more than a handful of ring-pulls to power even the smallest of road vehicles."
But Popular Science reports the engineers are hopeful to push the technology for use on a larger scale.
“The duo that created the project hopes to eventually create ‘microcars’ with much more power, yet the same zero-emissions attributes.”
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Before the Smart was available in the USA we caught the tail end of their national tour. We wanted to know how they handle on the highway and got to find out.
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Mopeds are a class of low-powered motorized vehicles, generally two-wheeled. Moped classification is designed to allow the use of small motorised vehicles, avoiding the safety restrictions and licensing charges required of larger motorcycles. Some motorized bicycles, small scooters, and small motorcycles fit the definition of a moped. In many countries microcars like Aixam and Piaggio Ape are classified as mopeds because of their low top speed and small capacity engine.In legal literature, mopeds are normally defined by limits on engine displacement, speed, power output, transmissions, or the requirement of pedals. In some countries, the legal driving age for a moped is lower than for larger motorcycles,
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. In crowded urban areas, microcars are great for navigating crowded roadways, and even better for finding those elusive parking spots, but outside the city, these little guys are of limited use, or... are they?
In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against whiplash in rear impacts. Smart Fortwo is classified a microcar, meaning it’s smaller even than minicars. Weighing about 1,800 pounds, the Smart is more than 3 feet shorter and almost 700 pounds lighter than a Mini Cooper.
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