We were hoping you could help us understand collision energy.
Vehicle $ A $ is driving West at $35\space mph$ and weighs $ 1437 \space kg$.
Vehicle $ B $ is driving North at $35\space mph$ and weighs $1882 \space kg$.
Vehicle $ B $ crashes into the side (frontal) of vehicle $A$. What is the amount of energy absorbed into Vehicle $ A $? What is the difference in kinetic energy if vehicle $ A $ is stopped? Any help you could give us in understanding the physics of collisions would be wonderful.
What effect does it pose upon the engine compartment and components?