Major new engineering features and technologies for the 10th-generation Accord redesign are as follows: Body - 29 per cent ultra-high strength steel, the highest ever for a mass-produced Honda; ACE front body structure with crash stroke design; laser-brazed roof skin; rear crush zones
with Softzone technology; first use of structural adhesives in Accord; first application of acoustic spray foam to Accord and lighter (10kg, body-in-white), and more rigid (+24 per cent torsional stiffness, +32 per cent bending stiffness).
These nodes are either gravity die cast or, in front and rear crush zones
, formed using advanced new ablation casting technology, a worlds first automotive application.
Additionally, the RAM 1500 is engiA[degrees] neered with a combination of strengthened materials and crush zones
to absorb impact forces from every angle.
The vehicle's frame has left and right hydroformed aluminum tube center sections that are fitted with pairs of connecting nodes and front/rear crush zones
Features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear crush zones
and six airbags as standard.
Material between adjacent crush zones
is then chipped from the rock face.
All models have safety features normally only found on passenger cars, such as ABS with EBD, twin front airbags, door-intrusion beams, front and rear crush zones
and three-point seatbelts for all occupants - even the rear centre passenger.
Safety elements include ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, front and rear crush zones
which absorb impact energy, front, side and curtain airbags and Isofix child seat anchor points.
The Suzuki scores four stars on the Euro NCAP safety standard and safety elements include ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, front and rear crush zones
absorb impact energy, front, side and curtain airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.
These crush zones
are designed to crush gracefully, with a lower initial force and increased average force," according to a joint report by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center and the Federal Railroad Administration on the new cars.
Some car efficiency experts have recommended making cars light but also large, with energy-absorbing crush zones
The vehicle includes various safety features suited for the Middle East's varied road conditions, such as front disc brakes with an anti-lock brake system integrating electronic brake-force distribution; passive safety equipment highlighted by a reinforced body with front and rear crush zones
designed to help absorb impact energy; standard front dual airbags for driver and front passenger; seat-mounted side-impacts; and additional safety measures for outboard front- and rear-seat passengers.