New safety system, car windows break automatically after driving into water.

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+16 1. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

Now that's a worthwhile addition to a car.......even more so in the UK right now.
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+62 2. KR25 commented 7 years ago

would really suck if it malfunctioned or was set off in a bad rainstorm
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+24 3. mydixiewrecked commented 7 years ago

#2 i think they have it in closed in the door, now unless your door has a rust hole and fills up then i dont think you will have to worry about it.

definitely something that should be added to all cars regardless where you live.
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+21 4. Sizzlik (admin) commented 7 years ago

#2 My guess is that it sensors how much water it is....kinda like watches..some are water resistand..but not water proof. So heavy rain wont trigger it, but drowning will. And it can be connected to the ignition..so it wont trigger when nobody is inside.
I like the idea =)
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+7 5. ProfessionalGeek commented 7 years ago

Whoever owns the patent on this is going to be rich.
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+3 6. Burimi commented 7 years ago

Why not invent something that the car does not drown?
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+14 7. Tehnol commented 7 years ago

Just don't put it on 4WD's that do river crossings...
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+2 8. cyberdevil commented 7 years ago

I'd trust a regular hammer more than this device, cars are getting too digitalized. :| Nice feat though, but I wouldn't want it.
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-3 9. irishgek commented 7 years ago

That thing fails on so many levels , why not just have it break the electric window cable and the window will just drop down ?

Also its a cop car ....who cares.
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-1 10. dogma01 commented 7 years ago

would not want a leak at door seal.. :'(
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+5 11. orion commented 7 years ago

#8, #9 and others... guys, this is an extra safety measure. It is better than nothing. You can still have a hammer ready but if you can't reach it you'd be grateful to have this
installed.
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-7 12. AdamMurrell123 commented 7 years ago

Yes, because people drive into water all the time...what a waste of time. It is my opinion that if you drive into the water, then you deserve your fate!
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+3 13. martyaaronedward commented 7 years ago

well thats just smashing
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-3 14. CallMeDave commented 7 years ago

When you consider a) how much this will add to the cost of a car, and b) how few car drivers ever find themselves and their car submerged in water, then it's obvious that this gadget will be a spectacular failure.
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+8 15. MarekX commented 7 years ago

Ok, thieves: forget your hammers, bucket of water is sufficient now... :D
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0 16. Skillerns commented 7 years ago

Well it was a brilliant idé, but i think the water lvl to turn on the switch should be higher, it seemed a little bit to low. But well, im not a pro on this so, but still :) Great idé anyway!
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+1 17. Premtm commented 7 years ago

What would happen if your drive through a automatic car wash???? :D
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+1 18. dogfish commented 7 years ago

what about a hammer in the glove compartment?
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0 19. freshdrop commented 7 years ago

#9 Electric window cable? I'm intrigued. If it breaks, the window does what??? Police, gardai whatever. Yo Mericans call them cops. Irish don't.
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0 20. Namron7 commented 7 years ago

Maybe they could incorporate it with a unit that releases the seatbelt lock too, people might panic and forget to release themselves from their seat.......
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+1 21. Dudtotally commented 7 years ago

Its probably got a pressure sensor.
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+1 22. Kuttan commented 7 years ago

Trust Volvo to address safety concerns...
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0 23. herrKarlsson commented 7 years ago

which means that u might release this switch if u just drive into a large pond of water too? :P
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0 24. manxman commented 7 years ago

will it work it car is upside down in water? why not just keep a heavy object in door pocket and break window yourself?