Pedestrian protection technology actually started off with giving the ‘shell’ of the car’s front end softer materials to absorb some of the impact force from pedestrian. However, they soon find out it’s not enough and came out with pop-up bonnet and windscreen airbag to further absorb the force exerted by the pedestrian.
With the advancement of technology, car manufacturers are designing and creating more safety features to reduce the injury of a pedestrian when he hit the car's exterior. Such creation include more airbags at the front end of the car and we might even see a car automatically steer away from the pedestrian in the future!
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