31 May '13, 11am

Volvo's Pedestrian Protection Wins Global NCAP Innovation Award - Hybrid Cars News

Volvo's Pedestrian Protection Wins Global NCAP Innovation Award - Hybrid Cars News

Volvo Car Group’s work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award. The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Conference in Seoul, South Korea. At the ESV Conference, Prof. Lotta Jakobsson held a presentation about Volvo Cars’ achievements within pedestrian protection. She presented a paper on the Pedestrian Airbag Technology in the new Volvo V40. “The purpose of the world’s first airbag for pedestrians is to help protect these vulnerable road users in certain situations when they impact the bonnet and the area around the windscreen, where there may be a risk of serious head injuries,” said Jakobsson. The goal of this system is to address a global challenge In China, 25 percent of traffic fatalities are pedestrians. In Eu...

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