volvo v40 helps save lives with deployable pedestrian airbags
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.



pedestrian airbag system cut away detail deployed



interior airbag system cut away detail deployed



pedestrian airbag system deployed



front bumper pedestrian sensor system



lane-keeping aid feature



park assist traffic alert



city safety technology sensors



pedestrian airbag detail



drivers airbag view



volvo v40 front 3/4 view



volvo v40 rear 3/4 view

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


    JimCan says:
  • 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 says:

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