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      01-14-2021, 06:41 AM   #45
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
And that is why I NEVER drive from the back seat of my car!!!
Plus it's kind of hard to reach the pedals from the back seat!
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      01-14-2021, 08:07 AM   #46
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so a car that's supposed to be safe gets hit from behind as the third card from the truck. HIT by a DAF truck not a real truck like on American roads and gets destroyed. You have 3 cars to reduce the impact prior to x5 getting slammed and the driver surviving a pure miracle. I own an x5 and would not post this to tout safety, I would hide it.
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it is an X5 for sure. I do not think 3 series can survive in such crash.
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      01-14-2021, 08:58 AM   #48
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I disagree. An autonomous vehicle has the ability to monitor traffic all around it and calculate many exit strategies ahead of time. There is also a chance that an autonomous vehicle could have positioned itself in a safer circumstance from the onset. No one will know in this instance, but the tech can monitor more variables than a human. That's not to say that an experienced defensive driver couldn't make an equally good decision. But it would be more of an educated guess than a calculated maneuver.
An AV is not able to monitor all around, yes the camera can look all around, but the computer is to designed to take any other move. all the Tesla's fatalities occurred when a obstacle in front of the car was not detected (truck, fire truck and a concrete barrier)...
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as a parent that has the car seat in the rear passenger seat, this is so damn scary to look at.
I was looking at that as well. It looks like it could have been survivable in the child seat, but no way of really knowing.
I truly hope I never have to find out.
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it is an X5 for sure. I do not think 3 series can survive in such crash.
Really, so our 3ers are not that strong?
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      01-14-2021, 12:17 PM   #51
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Holy mother! That's simply amazing. Glad the driver is okay. He/she should play the lottery.
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      01-14-2021, 12:26 PM   #52
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Think insurance will total it??
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      01-14-2021, 03:03 PM   #53
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
Dunno about that. Remember, that's a right-hand-drive car. The view of the left side, the seating area with the most space, is the front passenger seat. Even in the rear, a baby would easily have had enough space to survive as would the ofter passengers. I'm not saying they wouldn't be hurt of course, but given what the driver survived... have a look the the photo of the right side -poor person had a steering wheel in their chest to contend with.
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It´s an X7 guys On the last photo you can see the rear seat, which is adjustable - on the bottom part you can see adjustment controls and on the upper part of the backrest you can see the button fot tilting the seat forwards when someone wants to acces third row.
The X5 can be had with a third row as well, at least in some markets.

The second photo pretty clearly shows an X5 taillight.
To add on : you can also tell by the extra top air vent in front of the passenger seat and also the memory seats on the passenger side door
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      01-15-2021, 07:37 AM   #55
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Sure, BMW makes safe cars but in this scenario, it's mostly pure luck.
Well no, it's mostly modern cars being very safe. If this was an 89 civic, all the luck in the world wouldn't help much.
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
Some dude on Facebook was a witness and said there were 4 passengers a female driver and her girls. He also added some phone photos to prove it. Kinda makes sense, there's no reason for the emergency services to cut off the B-pillar on the passenger side to extract someone just from the front passenger seat since that area was relatively intact.
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The X5 can be had with a third row as well, at least in some markets.

The second photo pretty clearly shows an X5 taillight.
looks more like an X6
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
That was the first thing I thought of as my kid is in the back a lot. Luckily this persons kid was not in the car this time.
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That was the first thing I thought of as my kid is in the back a lot. Luckily this persons kid was not in the car this time.
Same here.
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According to the British news, there was 3 passengers with the driver, all with minor injuries.

One of the reasons why SUV are becoming more popular is safety.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...r-car-22479035
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Geez, the car looks bad but I am glad that the driver is safe.
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so a car that's supposed to be safe gets hit from behind as the third card from the truck. HIT by a DAF truck not a real truck like on American roads and gets destroyed. You have 3 cars to reduce the impact prior to x5 getting slammed and the driver surviving a pure miracle. I own an x5 and would not post this to tout safety, I would hide it.
You may be making the classic error by incorrectly assuming that a highly damaged/compressed car post-incident means greater damage to occupants. Certainly nothing is clear cut in the chaos and massive variables permutations of a collision, but more damage (of certain type) to car means car took more of the impact energy away from occupants, which is the modern design paradigm with good reason. Those pics are also of car post-rescue — no attention is paid to preservation until the humans are out.
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