Should Cars Be Equipped With Pedestrian Airbags?

Naples car accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most deadly. Therefore, we are very interested in new technology that could help reduce injuries and increase survival rates.

As we discussed last week, hybrid vehicles will soon be required to make a minimal amount of noise in order to make sure pedestrians can detect them approaching. Another interesting development is Volvo’s first pedestrian airbag.

As described by MSN, “it inflates when sensors in the front bumper detect physical contact with a pedestrian. This causes a section of the hood to rise and a U-shaped airbag to inflate, covering about a third of the windshield and the bottom of the car’s A-pillars and cushioning the blow for anyone unlucky enough to get hit and tossed onto the hood.” The new system would complement the technology Volvo already has in place. Its Pedestrian Detection system uses sensors and a camera to scan the vehicle’s path and automatically stops when it detects a person.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation.