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Crumple Zone


Crumple Zone is the area that collapses during an impact to reduce energy from the collision and avoid bodily injury. The Crumple Zone works by handling the crash energy and increasing the time over which the deceleration of the passengers of the vehicle occurs, at the same time preventing intrusion into or deformation of the passenger cabin. This protects the passengers from injury. This is acquired by the controlled weakening of the sacrificial outer parts of the car at the same time strengthening and increasing the rigidity of the inner part of the body of the car. This enables the passenger cabin to turn into a safety cell by using more reinforcing beams and higher strength steels. The impact energy that does reach the safety cell is spread over as wide an area is possible to reduce its deformation.