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In addition to spending money on weather controlling cannons, Nissan has opened a new car-to-car crash test facility in Japan, just outside Tokyo. The 430,556 square foot facility will help Nissan develop safer cars. The laboratory began operations this month, and also plans to simulate roll over crashes. Nissan has their eyes clearly set on safety leader Volvo. Their latest successes have afforded Nissan to invest more money in research and development. During a press conference, Nissan demonstrated their facility to the media by crashing two Nissan Tiida compacts into each other at 31 mph. The compacts, co-developed with Renault, reportedly faired very well in the collision. Do the same test with a Pathfinder Armada and a Tiida and then we'll see who fairs well.

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