National Geographic : 2005 Apr
Every car company is concerned about the people inside its cars. But what about the people outside? To help reduce pedestrian injuries, the modified windshield-wiper system helps absorb energy in the event of an accident. The energy-absorbing space under the front fenders is designed to minimize injury. As part of Honda's commitment to "Safety for Everyone" we are leading the industry in technology to help protect pedestrians in the event of an accident. Approximately 70,000 pedestrians a year are involved in Traffic crashes. And about 5,000 of these end in fatalities. In our efforts to help reduce injuries, especially to the head, Honda created POLAR II, a unique pedestrian test dummy with sensors that help analyze the types of injuries that could be sustained Created by Honda engineers, POLAR II is the most advanced pedestrian test dummy, and simulates the kinematics of the human body. Honda redesigned the hood hinge so it bends with the force of an impact S to help minimize pedestrian injuries. FThe specially designed hood creates a space between the engine and the hood to lessen the severity of an impact. in an accident. Our pioneering research has led to the development of a number of pedestrian protection features, including injury-reducing designs that minimize direct contact with the most rigid part of the vehicle. More than 2 million U.S. Honda POLAR IIhas instruments that measure the level of and Acura vehicles on injury throughout the body, including the head, neck, the road today have chest, abdomen and legs. this equipment. Honda is firmly committed to advancing our safety technologies, with our goal of "Safety for Everyone" leading the way SP oDA The Power of Dreams safety.honda.com BasedonTrafficSafetyFacts2003 fromNHTSA 2005 AccordEX Sedanshown©2005 AmericanHondaMotorCo. Inc.