Volvo became the first to set up an exterior airbag when it fitted one in between the hood and also windshield on the V40, as imagined in the picture. The device was created to reduce injury to a pedestrian by supporting his/her head after impact. As pioneering as Volvo has actually been, nonetheless, in executing outside air bags, it won’t be the last.
Just recently combined component vendor giants ZF and TRW have actually explored various other suggestions. One possibility they recently showed would mount an air bag outside on the side of the car that would inflate just prior to influence in case of a side-impact crash in order to alleviate the possibility of injury to the automobile’s occupants. One more would certainly detonate a little charge to press the seat far from the door under comparable conditions. To name a few, Autoliv– which created the pedestrian hood airbag with Volvo– has try out a steel tube fitted with balloons that would certainly pump up to safeguard pedestrians.
It has been also mentioned that the development of self-driving vehicles could possibly stand to minimize the number as well as level of traffic accidents, and also for that reason the requirement for more air bags. Nevertheless their prevalent implementation is still years, if not decades, away. In the meantime we could expect car manufacturers and also their vendors to continue developing new safety measures both on the in and out of the brand-new automobiles.