Originally Posted by Comrade
Honestly you can't blame companies for failing this test because the test didn't exist until AFTER they had designed the car. They have done their part to design cars that pass existing safety tests. So all they can do is applaud Volvo for being a safety pioneer and learn from them. The design of Volvo's front structure doesn't seem that complicated, but it DOES require a full redesign.
Well, it does show, that some companies (or at least Volvo), design their cars with real life accidents in mind, so that basically most standards (even new ones shouldn't be a problem, whilst others "optimize" their cars for standardized tests, which don't automatically mean much better real life safety.