This week ADAC, the German auto club, tried to convince automakers to consider small car crash compatibility when designing larger cars by obliterating a Fiat 500 with an Audi Q7. The point ADAC was trying to make is not that the Fiat 500 is unsafe — it actually scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing where the Audi Q7 only garners 4. Rather, the really awesome, slow-motion crash footage is intended to encourage automakers to engineer big cars with small-car crash survivability in mind. We don't know if it'll work, but you can just keep sending out crash test videos, ADAC. We'll keep scoring them to The Blue Danube. [Drive]
@oddseth: Now that's all I'm seeing, and I'm giggling like an idiot.
Speaking of big things hitting smaller things, do they do these tests for motorcycles? I mean, I know the bike would be utterly and unquestionably destroyed, but it would be interesting to see how a crash test dummy-rider interacts with various car shapes.