Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats.
With all the hubbub about the crash tested Chevy Volt, it’s interesting that the Volvo Safety Centre has released 3D videos of the electric version of the C30 undergoing crash tests. It’s fascinating to see the footage in 3D, the collisions seem even more violent, you can see parts distort and fly off of the car as the tests continue. This video is of two collision tests, a 48 km/h (~ 30mph) pole crash and a 64 km/h (~40 mph) frontal offset crash. In the pole crash test, in 3D you can see the front end wrap itself around the pole as the barrier pushes towards the firewall. The video was shot with beam-splitter and parallel 3D rigs, using 1,000 frames per second NAC cameras. The combination of high definition super slow-motion with 3D is visually stunning. This video literally gives you a new perspective on crash tests that you have never seen before. Well, that is if you haven’t worked in a crash test lab and I’m sure that you’re no crash test dummy.