(Of a vehicle or an aircraft) relatively well able to withstand a crash.
- High-energy-absorbing, crashworthy materials have been looked at by the Ultralight Car Body Structures Project at MIT's Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory since 1997.
- The first phase of the program runs through October, concentrating on creating a crashworthy composite front end module modeled after an existing production design.
- A larger and/or heavier car will generally be more crashworthy but pose a larger threat in terms of aggressivity.
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