Volvo's new Pedestrian Airbag

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+34 1. ankara commented 8 years ago

OMG I CAN'T SEE!!!! *Crashes into? 5 more pedestrians
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+23 2. Wynadorn commented 8 years ago

Very nice, This could save a lot of lives if it became the standard I guess.
The detection has to be very precise tough.
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-2 3. antrax13 commented 8 years ago

money > human life unfortunately... for increasing profit they will implement anything if they can get their moneyyyyyyyy back
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+3 4. deadhorse commented 8 years ago

Hazardous Cars x Rate of Failure x Cost of Litigation = X
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+18 5. Spenzord commented 8 years ago

"to lift the bonnet, so the pedestrian gets maximum air"
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+24 6. mihai26589 commented 8 years ago

People are soft and cars are hard... Thank you Captain Obvious.
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+4 7. herrkaleun commented 8 years ago

Anyway, good technology.
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+11 8. Limberg commented 8 years ago

wonder what happens if I hit a fat squirrel with one of the sensors...

( I love squirrels, just giving an example )
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+4 9. MakeTnotWar commented 8 years ago

This won't help children or smaler persons. Seems more like a system to prevent the engine and the windscreen from damage.
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+8 10. huldu commented 8 years ago

I think most accidents can be prevented by not giving everyone a driving license.
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+1 11. sartre commented 8 years ago

Cars are much much safer nowadays than they used to be, and even pedestrians are safer in impacts as a result of good design and engineering. Anything that improves safety further is a good thing - it could be any one of us, or our families, whose lives are saved by this new development.
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0 12. loadrunner commented 8 years ago

What if a fat duck hits the windshield. Does it deploy too, to cause very bad damage? instead of a cracked window only.
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0 13. Natan_el_Tigre commented 8 years ago

Glad to see Volvo doing some market research; old people have much slower reaction times than do young people. 8-)
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0 14. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 8 years ago

"people are hard and cars are soft..." The More You Know!(i)
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+2 15. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

#1, only that people who should have licence are trained to hit the brakes. Great invention. At the very least, great intentions.
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0 16. samxgx commented 8 years ago

#1 i think the idea is that you should hit the breaks right after ( preferably before ) hitting the first pedestrian
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+5 17. captain_obvious commented 8 years ago

@6 your welcome
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-1 18. dickheadred commented 8 years ago

What a total piece of crap technology. It probably adds a couple of grand to the car price and it looks like any front end collision would set it off.
Repair shop .. "we replaced your driver's side and passenger side airbags and installed new sensors plus the pedestrian airbag and sensors and of course the physical body damage. Your cost of repair is $14,738.22"

Why not a sensor to detect anyone within 10 foot of the car front that screams out a warning "JUMP NOW IDIOT"
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-1 19. yooperboogs commented 8 years ago

So now every time I hit a deer I'm going to have more damage because of a stupid airbag going on to save the damn deer? WTF I'm sticking with my truck as long as no fluids are leaking I keep going.
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0 20. WildMonkey commented 8 years ago

I don't know, all the videos I've seen of people getting hit by cars they either bounce away from the car or fly over it.
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-1 21. djac13 commented 8 years ago

totally unusable crap ...... when someone hit you slightly or hit a deer or such will cost you lot of cash because of some idiot in Volvo think that gonna have idiots like him to share that stupid idea
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0 22. peacinu commented 8 years ago

#1 In case you haven't paid attention to the video, the airbag doesn't cover the entire windshield, genius!
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+2 23. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 8 years ago

#10: They are bad drivers, for sure, but they are also foolish pedestrians too. I have been very close to hit a drunken young man, a night in town. I was not driving too fast but he appeared, coming from a narrow street and stop at the very last millisecond. Would he had continued to walk across my way, I might have hurt him, or worse... We nearly never hit wild animals here, but accidents against other humans are very frequent.
Should we define a license to be a pedestrian, too?
Even this Volvo system isn't perfect, it will save lives, it's a good thing.
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+1 24. Threeme2189 commented 8 years ago

You will still probably get hit hard in the legs, but your head and torso will be more protected because of this system.
I still think traffic lights and crosswalks can be much more affective if people obeyed traffic laws and didn't text while driving.
Even better, implement a system that bashes drivers in the nuts if they hit a pedestrian. Darwinian laws at their finest >:)
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+2 25. Analizethat commented 8 years ago

#9 Its about reducing a pedestrians chance to be killed in higher speeds and that includes everyone. You Orangoutang.
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+1 26. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

so what happened to this tech?8-)
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0 27. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

#26 I hope they decided it was a fecking stupid idea and dumped it. :D

I've always thought that rather than putting the onus on the car what would be better would be that all the pedestrians wore Mr Blobby costumes Imagine if old people dressed like this all the time, there would be no more broken hips. :D