Since übercomputers can be used to model the behavior of subatomic particles in a fission explosion or air molocules in the atmosphere, why not use them to simulate crashes on as-yet-nonexistent cars? With the push toward smaller, lighter vehicles becoming more of a relentless shove and the expense of vehicle design climbing like the price of convenience-store bottled water after a hurricane, automakers have no choice but to rely on crash simulations. Hey, how about a Make Your Own Crash version of the software for home users, so we can simulate a head-on between, say, a Stanley Steamer and a street-sweeper truck?
Happy Crash! China To Begin Crash Testing Cars [internal]