Safety is a huge concern when it comes to cars and driving them. “No car company knows safety better than Volvo, which has created the 3 point seat belt, crumple zones, and side-impact airbags.” But, now they are promising to have an injury proof car by 2020! Is it worth it? Is it possible?
The answer to both those questions is yes. To answer the first question more completely, think about this. “In the U.S. alone, 40,000 people are killed in car crashes each year. That is roughly 100+ people per day.” With accidents, comes money. Worldwide, $450 billion dollars is used to pay for accidents and everything that goes with it. This car could easily decrease the death rate and the cost of an accident.
Is it possible? Absolutely! “A Swedish automaker is working on a system that uses sonar, radar, and other technologies that could help to prevent accidents.” The car would realize you’re going to crash before you do, therefore braking and steering on its own to reduce the speed and impact of which you will crash and/or eliminate you from crashing period.
I can not think of a greater and more realistic, future invention than the injury proof car. It saves money, saves lives, and is beneficial to society. So, look out for this car in the future because it is very likely that it will be on the market within the next 10 years, if not sooner.