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Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by Ivvie: 2:53am On May 20, 2008
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Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by phoenixy1: 4:04am On May 26, 2008
The basis of the new system is a plastic, energy absorbing barrier between the pedestrian and hard parts at the front of the vehicle such as the bonnet leading edge, the radiator and the engine. Tests on the aftermarket Endura Frontal Protection System conducted at MIRA have already shown that the risk of pedestrian injury can be reduced by up to fifty times on many large vehicles.

While the aftermarket product is an immediate solution for vehicle owners who want to make their vehicles safer, Concept Mouldings sees that its products could also become integrated into some vehicles within the next year or two. The company holds world patents and patents pending on a number of such integrated solutions and is actively seeking joint ventures with research, technology and manufacturing partners to assist in integrating passive and active pedestrian safety solutions.

The system presented at Automechanika shows how in the event of a front end collision with a pedestrian the built in Endura FPS could automatically move to an active pre-collision position above the bonnet leading edge passively protecting the pedestrian from this hard area.

The intelligent sensor system could then activate another pre-impact change lowering the bonnet leading edge even further behind the Endure FPS. As a result, this will increase the energy absorbing space between the pedestrian and other hard parts such as the radiator and engine. The simultaneous deployment of airbags could then act as a barrier between the pedestrian and vehicle engine hard parts and the windscreen.

The dipping of vehicle front and deployment of airbags encourages the pedestrian over the vehicle bonnet onto a safer cushioned surface. It also reduces the chances of a pedestrian falling under the wheels of the vehicle but the risk can be reduced even more by the deployment of airbags to fill the remaining gap.
Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by Ivvie: 4:44pm On May 26, 2008
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Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by phoenixy1: 5:37pm On May 26, 2008
Thanks, nice to be of help.

Say, Ivie, were you ever in the US Army?
Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by Ivvie: 7:57pm On May 26, 2008
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Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by phoenixy1: 12:01am On May 27, 2008
Hi there,

dont mean to bother you, but pls can you show me how do that you did, i.e copy my txt and include in your reply?

Also I'd like to know how to add a signature like youv done. As you can see, I'm still new here.

Many thanks
Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by phoenixy1: 12:13am On May 27, 2008
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Re: Pedestrian Safety Technology (Eye On Engineering) by Ivvie: 10:04am On May 27, 2008
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