The crash-compatibility body as of September 2003 : increasing overall safety for everyone on the road

Not all technologies depicted are used in all markets.

What is a crash-compatibility body?

The crash-compatibility body takes collision safety to a new level, protecting not just its own occupants but the occupants of the other vehicle as well, regardless of whether the vehicles involved in a collision are large or small.

Respect for the individual is one of Honda’s basic principles, and it is thoroughly applied in our approach to safety. That’s why we are committed to the ongoing development of the crash-compatibility body, one of our original G-Force Control Technologies designed to control the impact energy (‘g-force’) of a collision and reduce injuries.

Independent Honda research points to three factors in ensuring improved
safety for the occupants of both vehicles in a collision

Our own independent analyses revealed the importance of crash-compatibility bodies in increasing safety for all motorists at an early stage. Even before the establishment of relevant regulations, we had already applied our own technologies to develop safer automobile bodies.

Our own studies of collisions point to three factors affecting the safety of occupants in both vehicles in a collision, and the measures required to enhance safety.

Honda’s original methods for dealing with these three factors

Based on our own research, Honda has moved beyond the conventional body structure in which the force of a collision is concentrated in and absorbed by only two main frame members. We have developed a crash-compatibility body that uses multiple frame components to form an impact-absorbing surface that:
1. ensures frame contact;
2. disperses collision loads; and
3. improves energy absorption.

From concentration to dispersal: achieving an advanced crash-compatibility body.

Honda establishes the world’s first indoor omni-directional Crash Test Safety
Facility in pursuit of greater safety in real-world crash situations

Honda was the world’s first automaker to establish an indoor omni-directional Crash Test Safety Facility for conducting research in real-world collision safety. It was our passion for safety that led us to establish this facility, a vital component of our advanced accident analysis and research initiatives, and a major step toward the development of the crash-compatibility body.

Indoor omni-directional Crash Test Safety Facility

The crash-compatibility body is based on original Honda collision safety technology that seeks to mitigate the damage done by larger vehicles and increase the self-protective capabilities of smaller vehicles, thereby enhancing the safety of occupants of all vehicles involved in a collision.

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