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PEdestrian Air Bag Launch

People INSIDE the cars aren't the only worry anymore for Volvo!

The clever car makers are launching their new airbag system that actually protects pedestrians if they're struck by the vehicle!

The new system is available in the 2013 V40 model, and if you look at the pic (above), you'll see that it's under the hood. It will inflate in a few hundredths of a second to cover around a third of the windshield.

It's only launched at speeds between 12 to 31 mph.

Unfortunately there are unavoidable situations where this would need to deploy, but we'd much rather people drive cautiously than to ever need to rely on this!

The system's seven sensors are located at the front of the vehicle. They can actually detect legs — and if they detect them, everything launches automatically!

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