Volvo Drops a Bunch of Cars From 100 FT to Help Rescue Services

The video proves Volvos are made of some of the hardest steel found in modern cars.
Loukia Papadopoulos

It may seem counterintuitive to drop a car from 30 meters (98 feet) to help rescue services, but that is exactly what Volvo does. In order to help these services practice their extraction skills—and to prove how resilient Volvo cars are—the firm drops a bunch of them from a crane, and it is a sight to behold. 

“We have been working closely together with the Swedish rescue services for many years,” said in a statement Håkan Gustafson, a senior investigator in the Volvo Cars Traffic Accident Research Team.

“That is because we have the same goal: to have safer roads for all. We hope no one ever needs to experience the most severe accidents, but not all accidents can be avoided. So it is vital there are methods to help save lives when the most severe accidents do happen.”

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