Volvo Invents Pedestrian Airbag for V40

Volvo is so focused on safety that they didn’t stop to protecting the occupants. The Euro NCAP test will have to be rewritten after this car is done with them, because the V40 might be the first car to ace everything.
Simply put, the world’s first Pedestrian Airbag Technology works by deploying a large airbag in front of the windscreen, while the bonnet is raised to lessen the damage. These systems activate when sensors in the front bumper register the physical contact between the car and the pedestrian.

The idea here is to protect the all-important (pun intended) head of the victim by lessening the impact. This is important, as head collisions cause most deaths in accidents.

Also, the new V40 has the Pedestrian Detection safety system that full engages the brakes, so collisions might be avoided altogether.
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