Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Volvo V40 possesses some high-tech features, including the world's first pedestrian airbag system. The five-door, five-seater sibling to the Volvo C30 features (as standard) front bumper sensors that register the physical contact between the car and a pedestrian. When impact occurs, a section of the bonnet (closest to the windscreen) is released and elevated by the deployment of the airbag.
Carmakers are already mandated by safety groups to design vehicle exteriors that minimize damage to pedestrians upon impact, but Toyota’s new 360 degree airbag protection system takes pedestrian and occupant safety to the next level... Read Post
Posted on 05.12.2008 22:33 by Philippe. Daix.Filed under: Volvo | compact cars | coupe | new cars | hatchback | volvo C30The Volvo C30 is a very interesting new 2 door hatchback that was introduced on the US market in 2007. The C30 ... Read Post