Every new technology is making our life easier. It’s especially true for the automotive industry which is leader in such progress. Let’s study how our travel by car may be safer and more comfortable very soon.
US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered that all new vehicles must be equipped with rear cameras by 2018. These cameras are able to save 58 to 69 lives per year. As result, manufacturers received chance to replace side mirrors by cameras as mirrors are not necessary now.
Airbags are not new for auto safety. Their main task is protecting of driver and passengers from deploying inside car. But some weeks ago CNN announced revolution in airbag industry. Currently researchers at TRW Automotive are developing airbags which can exist outside vehicle. They should absorb main collision before interior frame will be impacted.
Autoliv supplies another kind of airbags. Their device will fit into panel on side of automobile or expand from the top of hood with further extending of lower windshield.
Inflation time should be incredible 30 milliseconds. Inventors promise that it’ll reduce impact on interior frame as much as 35%.