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10). To counteract side impact manufacturers are now fitting, in both front and rear doors, lateral side supports in the form of twin high-strength steel tubular beams, which are set 90 mm apart to reduce the risk of the vehicle riding over the beams during side collision. These beams absorb the kinetic energy produced when the vehicle is struck from the side. 11a, b). Visibility in design is the ability to see and be seen. In poor visibility and after dark, light sources must be relied upon. The lights on vehicles now are much more efficient than on earlier models.
As an example, vehicle body engineers used to use a wooden buck of an engine to help them to design the body work, and see if it could be fitted to and removed from the initial body design. The Rover 75 is the first car to be designed without this; a solid modelling package was used for a virtual engine and body design, allowing an onscreen test fit. Having designed the virtual car it is possible to observe it in a virtual wind tunnel and carry out calculations both internally and externally, this is what computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is all about.
Some act as an additional brain for organizations who want to inject new ideas into their own production. Among the famous designers are the Italians Pininfarina (Lancia, Ferrari, Alfa), Bertone (Lamborghini), Ghia (Ford) and Issigonis (Mini). The work of the modern car stylist is governed by the compromise between his creativity and the world of production engineering. Every specification, vehicle type, payload, overall dimensions, engine power and vehicle image inspire the stylist and the design proposals he will make.