Smart Cars ….. a gallery!


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~~March 19, 2014~~ 

Smart Automobile is a division of Daimler AG that designs, manufactures and markets microcars. Headquartered in Böblingen, Germany, Smart has its primary assembly plant in Hambach, France.

Smart uses a lowercase logotype in its branding and a logo incorporating the letter “c” for “compact” and an arrow for “forward thinking”.

The design concept for Smart’s automobiles began in the late 1980s, associated with Swatch. After a period of backing by Volkswagen, the first model was finally launched by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original design, called the Fortwo, now in its second generation and available as an electric version.

Smart models are marketed globally, including in Asia, North and South America, Australia and in Europe — and have been the basis for conversions and design modifications by third parties, including electric conversions and performance upgradesBrabus-tuned production models are widely available.

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Smart models are marketed globally, including in Asia, North and South America, Australia and in Europe — and have been the basis for conversions and design modifications by third parties, including electric conversions and performance upgradesBrabus-tuned production models are widely available.

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~~SAFETY~~

Smart vehicles use a very small front crumple zone. The IIHS rated the Smart Fortwo “Poor,” noting that “Multiple injuries, including to the head, would be likely for a real-world driver of a Smart in a similar collision.”

The main structure of the car is a stiff structure called a Tridion Safety Cell, which is designed to activate the crumple zones of a colliding vehicle. This design creates a “very strong safety cell” around the passengers, according to the manufacturer.

~~RELATED~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(automobile)

http://ferrellgummit.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/smart-cars-and-sally-field/

http://www.autosupershield.com/blog/crash-test-results-of-a-smart-car-to-a-large-suv/

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In addition to the obvious safety issues which have been discussed, beware of driving a smart car after a full meal containing beans, broccoli, cauliflower and other “gas” producing foods. 

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Top Gear – Craptastic Handling Cars – Smart Car

We ALL are ONE!! 

We ALL are need to be SAFE!! 

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