Over in a non-car forum, a few of us are speculating about the crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings. The argument we’re having revolves around safety engineering in modern cars. Are the transmission and engine designed to “eject” in front end crashes to protect the passengers?
Thanks for the info! I also found this, which talks about Ford ejection technology, but of course Hastings wasn’t driving a Ford; http://autofluence.com/media/photos/car-gore-wrecked-gt500-launched-its-engine-into-another-car/
In every safety video Ive ever seen the engine is forced downward in an accident to keep it from intruding into the passenger compartment.
Designed? No. Do they do that? Sometimes: