Ford researchers strapped a gigantic water cannon onto a Volvo “to help study how to enhance stability control technology, reducing risks to test drivers and damage to test vehicles.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

“It’s a very effective test that demonstrates the ingenuity of our engineering team to think outside the box,” said Jeff Rupp, manager, Ford Active Safety Systems Engineering. “We know of no other automaker doing anything quite like it.”

[via Jalopnik]