Crumple-Car
(Intended for Filing as a USPTO Provisional Application)
Inventor: Jonathan R. Burdick
Date of USPTO filing: TBD / pending
Date of this publication: October 11, 2018

Abstract:

An apparatus for and method of training personnel to guard themselves against vehicular ramming attacks, such method including 
use of a training vehicle outwardly resembling a typical COTS automobile which training vehicle is operable by a human. The frontal 
portion of the training vehicle safely collapses upon sustaining typical impact forces produced by a controlled crash with objects 
having a mass on the order of an average adult pedestrian. Embodiments of the training vehicle are pedal-driven and/or powered by 
electric battery. Some embodiments feature an exterior-deployed airbag and are operable remotely and/or semiautonomously. 
Additional embodiments incorporate use of known metamaterials. 

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