Test Car Crash 1

Test Car Crash 1

After clearing the truck, the car smashes into the Jersey barricade behind the truck. The crash was part of a test held at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute's (Larson Institute) test track late in the afternoon of Friday, April 30. Students in Zoltan Rado's civil engineering class at Penn State were tasked with calculating the height and distance of a test car traveling 55 mph. The Larson Institute's three main areas of research are transportation infrastructure, vehicle systems and safety, and transportation operations.

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