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  • 1. Smart Vehicles Smart Fortwo Honda Fit Toyota Yaris
  • 2. Top Reasons People Buy Smart Cars
    • Fuel economy
    • Unique appearance
    • Inexpensive
    • Draws attention/Conversation starter
    • Fun to drive
  • 3. Engineering Specifications
  • 4. Engineering Specifications
  • 5. Engineering Specifications
  • 6. Speed and Stopping   0-60 time (s) Quarter Mile time (s) Stopping Distance from 50m/hr (ft) Toyota Yaris 10.8 17.8 95.3 Honda Fit 9.2 16.7 115.5 Smart Fortwo 13 19.4 108.3
  • 7. Safety Stationary Barrier Impact Mini Cooper Ford F-150
  • 8. Safety Safety Ratings from Safercar.gov   Front Driver Front Passenger Side Driver Rollover Smart ForTwo         Honda Fit         Toyota Yaris        
  • 9. Safety
    • Static Stability Factor (all 2009)
    • Smart Fortwo 1.16
    • Honda Fit 1.35
    • Toyota Yaris 1.33
    Video Video
  • 10. Safety – The Great Debate
    • Impact is all determined by physics. In an impact with a stationary barrier, low mass is better. This requires less energy to dissipate to completely stop the car. This is a much more likely type of accident.
    • In a head on collision, obviously the vehicle with more mass will come out with less damage. This is especially true when you figure in the collision occurring at potentially a much higher location than the vehicle is designed for. However, much less likely to be in this type of accident, or to survive this type of accident in any vehicle.
  • 11. Smart Car
    • It seems like the decision to purchase a miniature type of car is a very personal choice, with no apparent answer.
    • These cars are still being sold, so somebody out there is buying them!
  • 12. References
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZs1QuHerTU
    • http://www.examiner.com/x-4824-Tampa-Sports-Car-Examiner~y2009m4d5-Smart-car-performance
    • http://www.smartusa.com/smart-car-technical-specifications.aspx
    • http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/specifications.aspx
    • http://www.toyota.com/yaris/specs.html
    • http://www.smartusa.com/smart-car-fortwo-iihs-crash-safety.aspx
    • http://www.safercar.gov/