Gallery: Volvo Introduces the World’s First Car Equipped With Pedestria...


Swedish carmaker Volvo has unveiled the world’s first car with external airbags to ensure the safety of pedestrians and protect them from serious head and neck injuries. The airbag is located under the hood and inflates at the base of the windshield while enabling the driver to see ahead. The new Volvo V40 hatchback goes on sale in Australia today.

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  1. Todd Edelman February 23, 2013 at 1:47 am

    “Ensure”? That is a pretty bold claim. How does this help with people in wheelchair, short people, children and pets?

  2. Tafline Laylin February 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Thanks John!

  3. arachnoid February 22, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Maybe if pedestrians were more accountable for their actions when crossing roads i.e. not looking down at their mobile phone or crossing within 100 yards from an official and lighted crossing point, there would be a massive decrease in accidents.

  4. John Pielock February 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Who spell checked this? “serious had and neck injuries”

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