Filed under: Etc., Safety, Videos It would be glib to say that safety equipment has had a huge influence on automobiles in the past 20 years. The result of cars being massively more safe than they were not long ago has made them bigger, heavier, more expensive, more challenging to develop, harder to fix and harder for emergency responders to deal with. That's just what it takes to try and keep people safe when they're wielding two-ton battle tanks in close quarters. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is one of the entities in the greyhound-and-rabbit jockeying that keeps pushing the bounds of safety. It uses its testing to confer the Top Safety Pick designation that carmakers seek and it launched the small overlap frontal crash test that tripped up a number of vehicles. It has begun a video series demonstrating what it tests at its facility in Virginia and how, with its crash test dummies, it assesses the results. There are two videos so far, one detailing the front offset test, the other examining the specifics of the crash test dummies who do all the 'work.' There will be eight videos in total, with another released every Tuesday. You can watch the first two below. They're a short and fascinating six minutes of viewing.Continue reading IIHS goes behind the scenes of its own frontal offset crash testsIIHS goes behind the scenes of its own frontal offset crash tests originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 May 2013 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Captain America‘s Chris Evans is now circling the Stephen King adaptation, which had Justin Long attached before scheduling conflicts got in the way. Tom Holland (Fright Night) will adapt and direct The Ten O’Clock People, a modernized take on the short story from King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes, about a man who tries to quit smoking with the help of a new drug only to discover a frightening aspect of reality as he kicks nicotine. Pic is aiming for a fall shoot in Atlanta and will mark Holland’s third King adaptation after The Langoliers and Thinner. Pascal Borno and Scott Karol’s Conquistador Entertainment, Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films and E.J. Meyers, Robin Reitman and Nathaniel Kramer’s Making Ten O’clock Productions will produce the film, which Borno and Karol are selling at Cannes. Evans, recently in theaters opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman, has Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer and the romantic comedy A Many Splintered Thing on the docket before he’s back on screens in his superhero duds in April 2014′s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He’s repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Aaron Eckhart has quite a diverse body of work to look back on -- in the last two years alone, the actor has brought to the table both a complex portrait of a grieving father in the lauded "Rabbit Hole" and a more workman-like turn in the less-lauded "Battle: Los Angeles." "Erased," also known as "The Expatriate," has been kicking around since fall of last year -- its delayed release has been blamed on piracy concerns -- the film being especially sought out by pirates who would otherwise gorge on blockbusters. This is a good bit of press for a little film, a compact Belgium-set thriller that tweaks the "Taken" formula ever so slightly and lets it rest on Eckhart's capable shoulders. The actor, gaunt but still retaining his good looks, here plays Ben Logan, an expat with a mysterious past. Making a home in Belgium along with estranged daughter (of course) Amy, Ben is slowly beginning to get a handle on life and work abroad. However, that's when his office, bank account and...
Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has launched a documentary arm topped by Polish doc producer Anna Wydra. The first pic on its slate is “The Art of Disappearing,” from Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski (Oscar-nommed doc short “Rabbit a la Berlin”). The film, produced by the Adam Mickiewicz’s Institute and Wydra’s Otter Films will feature... Read more »
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