Does the Smart Car Company Have A Dumb Name For Their Diesel Rooster


A car on display

You may have already heard about Australian cars and car companies. This is because these companies are doing something quite revolutionary in car manufacturing and distribution. These companies do business by innovatively using new technologies, using a concept called “distraction deactivation.” In a nutshell, this is a system in which the driver’s eyes are not blocked from the road by some physical obstacle, allowing him/her to maintain a good visual level. So let us take a look at how Australian car companies make use of such technology.

A New Car Design Test

A car parked on the side of a building

Australian car companies have recently been testing a dummy of a car made up of plastic parts and soft plastic shock absorbers connected to the vehicle’s wheels using a wire-like cable. The tests have shown that this dummy, when hit by a truck, does not suffer any damage even when hit by a high-speed vehicle traveling at more than 120 kilometers per hour. Furthermore, the tests also show that the dummy shows no sign of discomfort even after being hit more than three times its initial speed.

R/C Autonomous Vehicle

A green car parked on the side of a road

This is quite amazing in and of itself. So let us now move on to the next innovation: the Australian company has developed a new type of car called the R/C autonomous vehicle. This is a modified version of the Toyota Prius, which Toyota produces using a very similar structural layout as the Prius. Instead of using the Toyota Prius’ electric motor and batteries, the Australian company has used a small electric motor and battery to power the front end of the dummy.

Prius And The R/C Autonomous Car

At first glance, it may not seem like much of a difference between the Prius and the R/C autonomous car. But the company who made the R/C Lucile 83 crash tests says that although the Prius was a better design for autonomous driving, the Australian government regulations preventing autonomous vehicles on roads with traffic flow meant that they needed to make some changes. Their car doesn’t have a windshield, and the controls are mounted higher than the one used on the Prius. But it has all the necessary features to make for a safe and comfortable self-driving experience.

Lucile 83 Crash Test

The company says that the engineers considered several factors when designing the Lucile 83 crash test dummy. For one thing, it is about ten feet long. It is also built of carbon fiber, rather than aluminum, to minimize the amount of force applied to the driver’s body in an accident. And the company says that the body is also crash tested using the High-ABS model from the Prius. (High-ABS, or Anti-lock Braking System, is a fancy way to describe the system that many carmakers use to minimize side effects during a collision, such as skidding.)

Robo-Roo Invention

Aside from all that, the “Diesel” that the Australian car companies have invented Robo-roo is a lot more comfortable than real. The dummy would stop and sit down if you accidentally bumped into it so that it wouldn’t skid. It also would shut up if you run your engine. Oh, and it has a small gasoline-powered engine. No, seriously, it does. The engineers say that they tried the dummy using a diesel engine, and they found that it worked pretty well. So, does the Australian car company have invented Robo-roo, a dummy petrol engine, and told her he would come back in the evening? And if so, did she think that was funny and make him pay for it later? This diversion dearest is an interesting one.

Final Lines

The Australian car’s company conducted two crash-tests, and one of them involved a dummy, and the other involved an actual lorry, which they called the “Real Rodeo.” To refresh your memory, the “Rodeo” was a large, actual – working lorry, which they pulled into a service area and parked in it. The driver was instructed to drive the truck into a small ditch, and park it there, and do a few crash-tests with the “Diesel Rooster.” You can guess what happened next? This is exciting stuff, but seriously, you’ve got to hand it to the guys over at Smart Cars for this one.

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