volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags
 
volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags
feb 19, 2013

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

volvo v40 helps save lives with 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.

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

pedestrian airbag system cut away detail deployed

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

interior airbag system cut away detail deployed

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

pedestrian airbag system deployed

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

front bumper pedestrian sensor system

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

lane-keeping aid feature

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

park assist traffic alert

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

city safety technology sensors

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

pedestrian airbag detail

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

drivers airbag view

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

volvo v40 front 3/4 view

 

 

volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags

volvo v40 rear 3/4 view

  • good to see a manufacturer caring about pedestrian safety. To swing the door another way to spare cyclist would be an even greater improvement!

    aligator
  • Another great car (along with the V60 hybrid) that will not come to the USA. …we need a Diesel V40 or V60 here.

    Jim

    JimCan

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