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Smart Car

  1. 1. Smart Vehicles Smart Fortwo Honda Fit Toyota Yaris
  2. 2. Top Reasons People Buy Smart Cars <ul><li>Fuel economy </li></ul><ul><li>Unique appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Draws attention/Conversation starter </li></ul><ul><li>Fun to drive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Engineering Specifications
  4. 4. Engineering Specifications
  5. 5. Engineering Specifications
  6. 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. 7. Safety Stationary Barrier Impact Mini Cooper Ford F-150
  8. 8. Safety Safety Ratings from Safercar.gov   Front Driver Front Passenger Side Driver Rollover Smart ForTwo         Honda Fit         Toyota Yaris        
  9. 9. Safety <ul><li>Static Stability Factor (all 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Fortwo 1.16 </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Fit 1.35 </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Yaris 1.33 </li></ul>Video Video
  10. 10. Safety – The Great Debate <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Smart Car <ul><li>It seems like the decision to purchase a miniature type of car is a very personal choice, with no apparent answer. </li></ul><ul><li>These cars are still being sold, so somebody out there is buying them! </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZs1QuHerTU </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.examiner.com/x-4824-Tampa-Sports-Car-Examiner~y2009m4d5-Smart-car-performance </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smartusa.com/smart-car-technical-specifications.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/specifications.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.toyota.com/yaris/specs.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smartusa.com/smart-car-fortwo-iihs-crash-safety.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.safercar.gov/ </li></ul>

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