Originally Posted by ivester1992
go to that video again, look in the comments and watch that video from that url. thats a believable test for avoiding an obstacle
Maybe for a sports car, yes. Even then, you have 36 ft at 60 mph to do a double lane change, not easy. These tests make me laugh. How can you have the same dimensions / requirements for all vehicles?
Also, how are their reference vehicles even close to comparable? Try using a Land Rover LR3 and see how quickly it flips! That thing looks like a side wind while parked could turn it over. They should have tested an SRT-8 if they want to test a Jeep under a sports car like DOUBLE lane change maneuver. This Jeep has a suspension that is primarily tuned as an off-road vehicle, it doesn't make much sense to compare it to vehicles with suspensions and ground clearances primarily for the street.
Lastly, here's the deal, know your vehicle and driving environment. If you are in a situation where there is a moose, it's likely a rural area, so unlikely to have a lot of on-coming traffic, so, go ahead and serve left to avoid the moose. You will notice the Jeep is fairly stable during the initial maneuver to the left in the video, it's only the quick return that causes problems. So, just take the few extra feet to return to the original lane and no problems. If there is on-coming traffic, sorry moose (and Jeep), and that's why we have airbags (and insurance). And yes, a moose might be big, but I'd rather hit a stationary moose than a semi truck heading at me at 60 mph.