Pedestrian bump stop

  • 04-Oct-2010 09:21 EDT
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Engineered by Trelleborg Automotive, the collapsible pedestrian bump stop is designed to reduce pedestrian injury and help save lives. The bump stop, which is fitted beneath the hood, comes into effect when a pedestrian comes into contact with the front of the car. It prevents the pedestrian from coming into direct contact with the engine block and significantly reduces the likelihood of sustaining serious injury. The solution has been designed to enable easy integration within the opening/closing mechanism of any car hood. Incorporating an adjustable ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber bumper, the hood bump stop features a collapsible metal component fixed to a plastic support. Upon impact, the metal structure flattens instantly, which ensures that a far greater level of pedestrian-deployed energy is absorbed and, therefore, the likelihood of sustaining serious injury is considerably reduced.

 

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