Brian O'Neill Quotes


17 Brian O'Neill quotes:



"In front end crashes, well-designed vehicles have front ends that crumple to absorb the energy and strong occupant compartments that resist intrusion. This allows restrained occupants to be decelerated without injury. In contrast, there is virtually no crush space on the sides of vehicles. So in serious side crashes some intrusion is inevitable but it should be minimized."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"In front end crashes, well-designed vehicles have front ends that crumple to absorb the energy and strong occupant compartments that resist intrusion, ... This allows restrained occupants to be decelerated without injury. In contrast, there is virtually no crush space on the sides of vehicles. So in serious side crashes some intrusion is inevitable but it should be minimized."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"[One surprise was the performance of the Volvo S80, which suffered about $500 in body damage to the front end during a flat barrier crash.] But in addition, both airbags deployed during the test, ... As a result, there was an additional $4,500 in repair bills."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"That Exxon took chances with the livelihood of 32,000 people makes the conduct, from a common sense perspective, worse."
"The solutions to the problem are relatively simple. We can design seats and head restraints that are not expensive, that can eliminate a lot of these injuries."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"With the proper design, occupants in the vehicles can walk away without serious injury."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"What our tests have revealed are that in some crash circumstances the airbag sensors are not detecting the crash severity early enough, so we're getting airbags firing late, ... That means you will not get the most effective protection you should from the belts and the airbags."
"I found a gold mine if you're looking for garbage."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"The midsize group is the heart of the car market. About 40 percent of new cars sold every year are midsize, so it's good news that consumers have a number of Top Safety Pick choices in this size group from moderately priced to near luxury models."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"I pulled a bunch of different duties: [Computer] stuff, I guarded Iraqis, and we worked on jobs with Iraqis and gave them money."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"Our sites are cleaner than farm land when they're completed, ... We don't cut corners."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"In the past we haven't seen so many vehicles in a group get good ratings, with none rated poor, ... Vehicle designs are getting better, as this group of SUVs demonstrates."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"Over the past few years we've seen a corporate selling spree (of industrial real estate) such like we've never seen before,"
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"Most manufacturers so far have not made this a sufficient priority. We're trying to raise the level of importance of this issue."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"The occupant compartment, or safety cage, of the Legacy held together extremely well, and most injury measures recorded on the crash test dummy were low,"
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Safety Quotes
"Toyota was searching for perfection and wanted the highest rating in every individual category, not just a good overall evaluation, so the company made a minor change in the wiring to some of the LS 430's airbag sensors and asked for another test."
Author: O'Neill Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes
"The overall performance of the Grand Caravan was similar in all three tests, except for the fuel tank, ... Based on these tests, the 2001 models manufactured before the redesigned fuel systems are rated poor for crashworthiness because of the leak."



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