Can potholes deploy your car's airbags? Video test gives the answer
Be careful with those potholes, you might end up with an airbag in your face
Remember the videos with the old Mercedes-Benz E-Class taking a beating in the name of science? Well, now you can also find out if airbags will deploy when you hit potholes.
Destroying an E-Class is extremely difficult because this thing is built like a tank, as Warped Perception found out. But still, in the process, they came out with all sorts of useful findings. For example, that the car's suspension is so strong, it can hold the car steady while driving through huge potholes at 50 mph (80 km/h), and that you actually need to slow down a bit to do serious damage to its wheels.
But be careful how you go into potholes - if you're going at around 40 mph (65 km/h) and hit a double pothole, you might deploy the airbags...
Make sure to watch both videos to find out how much stress a top-class suspension can take before giving up.