Safety in the new “Smart Cars” ranges from comments from Russ Rader at the Institute for Highway Safety: ” You can’t repeal the laws of physics – even with modern day safety features like multiple airbags, people in small light cars are always at a disadvantage in crashes“.
Somewhere in the middle is a comment by Cordelia Wilson Euro NCAP spokes-woman: “Three stars (European system) is low, most cars get four or five star ratings.”
And then Ken Kettenbeil, USA spokesman for Smart Cars says: “US Tests are likely to be completed this year with the results released this fall (07). The company expects a four star rating”. [Read more…]