Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

After originally debuting at the 2012 geneva motor show, swedish auto manufacturer volvo has released the 'V40', which is equipped with a handful of high-tech safety features, including the world's first pedestrian airbag system. sensors located in the front bumper can detect contact between a person, causing a pyrotechnic charge to blow the front hood in an upward position, deflecting the user away from the windshield into a cushioned airbag. active at speeds between 20-50km/h, the system reacts in hundredths of a second. By Design Boom

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