This paper presents the possibility of utilizing shock absorbers to decrease the aggresivity of a large car towards a small car at an impact of 40 mph. Reduction of such aggresivity would result in more damage to the large car, thereby reducing the impact on the small car.
The conclusions demonstrate a definite decreased aggresivity of the larger car. Increase of the shock stroke does cause the large car to be crushed more in car-to-car collision. However, this occured at speeds below 25 mph, not the 40 mph as set by the study.