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Millions of the safety devices have turned deadly
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Volvo’s New Exterior Airbags Protect Pedestrians
An automatic pedestrian-detection system can warn drivers when people are likely to step out onto the road, and cushion a collision.
Harvard’s Four-Cent Paper Accelerometer Could Make Motion Sensing Ubiquitous
New tiny force sensors made out of paper cost just four cents apiece, possibly enabling cheap microelectromechanical devices in anything … Continued
Video: NASA Drops A Helicopter From Midair to Test New Anti-Crash Tech
No stranger to rough landings, NASA just engineered a crash of its own design to test a new crash countermeasure … Continued
Armored Airbags to Protect Vehicles from RPGs and Roadside Bombs
Airbags could prevent RPGs from exploding and neutralize the blast of improvised explosives
Bikers in Europe Get Some TLC
The Netherlands looks to enact legislation mandating cyclist-protecting airbags on the outside of cars