Exterior airbag design looks to cut car crash injuries by 40%

Internal airbags are a standard safety feature in today’s cars, but a German auto supplier is hoping to export their benefits to the exterior of vehicles as well. ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s external vehicle airbags look and function exactly as you’d expect them to – after sensing the approach of a collision event, the bags deploy in milliseconds to cushion the blow. They boast a 40% reduction in injury levels, but after ten years in development, ZF’s system still faces significant hurdles before ever being brought to the consumer market. Convincing auto manufacturers to incorporate their product into newly-built vehicles and overcoming regulatory issues are the primary obstacles to overcome, but ZF is confident that the advantages external airbags would provide to consumers will win the day for their product.

The primary advantage of external vehicle airbags is the disbursement of impact forces. Rather than concentrating the energy of a crash

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Hyundai Prophecy Concept

Hyundai has revealed the Prophecy Concept, an electric, autonomous vehicle that expresses the design DNA evolution of the brand towards clean lines and minimalism.

2020 Geneva Show: the online events

2020 Geneva Show: the online events

After the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show, several carmakers have decided to present their new models and concept cars with live online events. Here is a calendar of the main ones.

DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept: design sketches

DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept: design sketches

The official sketches and design renders released by DS for the Aero Sport Lounge Concept.

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Škoda Vision IN Concept

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Presented at the recent Auto Expo 2020, the Vision IN Concept preview Škod’s upcoming SUV for the Indian market.

DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept

DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept

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