Crash testing old cars vs. new cars

It's well-understood how much car safety improved from the '70s to the '90s (previously at Boing Boing), but not how much it has improved since. This video takes a tour of the times—from the viewpoint of crash test dummies. Check out the absolutely useless airbag in that 1997 Rover, 2:30 in.

The clip includes the comparisons of entry-level vehicles sold internationally—a good illustration of how local car safety standards are.