soft crash

soft crash

[′sȯft ′krash]
(computer science)
A halt in computer operations in which the computer operator has enough warning time to take action to minimize the effects of the stoppage.
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Purpose of researching innovative driving safety systems, suitable overriding robot platforms and a 3D Soft Crash Vehicle Target are procured.
And since the probe was not made for a landing, it is likely the soft crash landing broke parts of the Rosetta.
Automotive interior parts such as soft crash pads are based on resins and fibers with softness along with impact protection.
In his evidence Mr Middleton said: "It was a surprisingly soft crash, I looked up to congratulate him.