External Car Airbags Protect Cyclists And Pedestrians
Dutch car company TNO has developed vehicle safety features that cover the lower part of the front windshield to prevent injury.
When a cyclist or pedestrian gets hit by a car, the impact is often fatal, but a new design developed by Dutch car company TNO proposes external car airbags to improve traffic safety for these vulnerable road users.
The innovation, developed under the project name ‘SaveCAP' (safer vehicles for cyclists and pedestrians), makes use of one million euros allocated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. They hope the windshield airbag will be a solution to improving safety as roughly a third of traffic victims in the Netherlands are pedestrians and cyclists.