The Ten Weirdest Car Safety Features That Never Caught On
J Thoendell stashed this in Cars
Pedestrian airbags activate within 60 milliseconds of the front bumper’s pressure tube sensing a person, as long as the SUV’s moving between 15 and 30 MPH. The air bag pops out right ahead of where the windshield meets the hood and keeps a low profile, so you can see out as you move on to your next victim.
Volvo’s Heartbeat Sensor was nothing short of weird. This technology allowed for the holder of the vehicle’s key fob to detect whether that was a human inside the car, when in-range of the fob’s detection area. That’s just weird.