Physics behind Car Safety

Essay by XenomorphHigh School, 11th gradeA-, October 2008

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IntroductionEverywhere around the world, cars are used throughout in most people's everyday life. From just going to the super market across the road, and going across the country boarder, cars are one of the most essential sources of item, to live a typical life style in developed countries. And although cars seem to look very simple, and can be used very simply, it can be said to be one of the most complicated machines in the world. And to get to the design of cars we use now, billions of hours were spent on research. And most of these hours have been spent just on safety issues. Imagine you're in a car, and a baby crawled out into the road 30 metres ahead of the car. This is not a major issue, as all you have to do is step on the break, and the car will stop before it hits the baby.

Believe it or not, 100 years ago, if this happened, the only way for you to avoid the crash was to turn your steeling wheel, as the technology in today's society did not exist 100 years ago. Also, the roads itself have been designed so sympathetically, to insure safeties for not only for drivers and passengers, but also for pedestrians. Road rules also exist to lessen the amount of miserable accidents.

Every year, or even every month, cars are getting safety and even more safe, and roads keep advancing, for example, the roads in the Japanese highway are made out of concrete which absorbs water, which means, there is less slipping and sliding of the cars. All these features do not exist just to save our own lives, but also to save everyone around us in our living community. And this car safety, can be investigated thoroughly...