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Volvo working on 'the uncrashable car'

Instead of making cool gadgets, the PReVENT project is more software than hardware.


When we first spotted ScienceDaily's report on a research project to invent the uncrashable car, our imagination went wild: Reactive armor? A high-density chassis more durable than an aircraft's black box? Laser beams to disable oncoming vehicles?

The reality, unfortunately, isn't nearly as exciting. Instead of making cool gadgets to save lives, the PReVENT project is more software than hardware. It uses existing technology that, in event of a possible collusion, allows the car's intelligent system to take over and execute evasive maneuvers.

Despite using currently available equipment, it will be some time before we see this system implemented in the real world. For now you'll just have to keep relying on airbags, seatbelts, and luck.

(Source: Crave Asia)