NewsFix

Experience News in a New Way

Volvo working on airbags for the pedestrians you hit

Airbags are used to protect us in case we’re in an accident.

Well, Volvo is taking that idea and putting it on the outside. It doesn’t make much sense until you see videos like this.

Pedestrian-car accidents are all too common.

So the new Volvo v-40 has this airbag on the “outside” to help protect a pedestrian or cyclist if they’re hit.

The bags deploy when the car detects contact with a person. And it gets even fancier. Radar is also attached to the car!

If it senses the car is going to collide with someone, it’ll automatically apply the brakes.

If the driver doesn’t slam on the brakes, the car will stop on its own.

Good news for cyclist and pedestrians out there.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on March 20, 2012 by in NewsFix Now.
%d bloggers like this: