Frequently Asked Questions
Controlled deformation zone
The purpose of the controlled deformation zone is to uniformly divide the energy generated by an impact. The car's bodywork must be stable and should have a fixed structure (thus providing passive safety).
The front and the rear sides of the car must have the so-called "crumple zones". When the front and the rear sides of the car are deformed, a part of the kinetic energy is stored by the bodywork. Thus, the passengers are protected during an impact. During the so-called "crash-test", these crumple zones are also tested.