WASHINGTON - It is the newest technology in personal safety. Volvo is developing a pedestrian airbag that deploys outside the car when a person is hit.
Sensors in the Volvo V40's front bumper register if there is physical contact between a car and the pedestrian, according to Volvo engineers.
As soon as those sensors register an impact in the bumper of the car, the airbag deploys where a person would likely hit the vehicle - along the top of the hood and windshield of the car.
Follow WTOP on Twitter.
(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
Lil Wayne: I wasn't intentionally stepping on the U.S. flag. (Video)
These are the unique names celebrities give their children. (Gallery)
Meet the newest liligers - mom's a liger and dad's a lion. (Photos)
What can happen to you when you don't get enough sleep.