Developing the death-proof car
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Developing the death-proof car

The United States Department of Transportation (DoT) launched the Experimental Safety Vehicle program in 1970 in order to combat the rise of fatal traffic accidents.  The program was billed as a way for automakers to learn more about passive and active safety and consequently apply the knowledge gained to production cars launched over the next … Continue reading