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What's Next? Kinder Bumpers

Auto engineers rank safety as a big challenge to stay competitive in the design of the next generation of vehicles, according to a DuPont survey. Advanced safety and entertainment systems virtually tied as the top technologies consumers would be willing to pay for in their next vehicles. DuPont on the near-term horizon foresees enhanced side-impact and anti-rollover electronic stability systems as

Auto engineers rank safety as a big challenge to stay competitive in the design of the next generation of vehicles, according to a DuPont survey.

Advanced safety and entertainment systems virtually tied as the top technologies consumers would be willing to pay for in their next vehicles.

DuPont “on the near-term horizon” foresees enhanced side-impact and anti-rollover electronic stability systems as well as pedestrian-friendly bumpers.

Also in the future, according to DuPont are:

  • Knee and rear airbag systems
  • Active seatbelt pre-tensioning systems with retractor mechanisms, buckles and electric motor components
  • Side-door reinforcement and impact absorbers for crash compatibility between small and large vehicles
  • Laminated safety glass improvements that could reduce 10,000 occupant- ejection fatalities a year in the U.S
  • Heads-up display systems with cleaner, sharper images for showing increasingly critical driver information such as turn-by-turn navigation and collision avoidance warnings.
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