Volvo are serious about car safety. They have a reputation for being the safest cars on the road and this year they have the pedestrian airbag system being built into their vehicles.
In 2012 the big feature is an airbag under the bonnet that’s activated upon impact.
This means the person shouldn’t go through the windscreen or over the top of the vehicle, and their injuries would be lesser.
Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation, said: ‘The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache.’
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This appears to work well in the demo, and the new V40 (on sale in September) will be the first Volvo to utilise the system.
- What happens if the driver is driving at say 40 mph? Will the pedestrian airbag still deploy?
- Can their airbags be triggered by accident?
- Can the driver use the car after the airbag has been deployed or does the Volvo need to be returned to a dealership or garage to be reset?
Would you be interested in the new safety features of the Volvo V40?