New Airbags Designed to Save Cyclists

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The Dutch company TNO is developing a new exterior airbag designed to protect  bicyclists and pedestrians in the event of a crash.  When a collision occurs, the airbag, which is housed under the hood, inflates and cushions the windshield, protecting the biker from a hard head-to-glass impact.  Popular Science reports that initial tests on test dummies demonstrated a 45% reduction in serious injury occurrence.