The deathproof car

Volvo plans to create an injuryproof car by 2020:

Automakers, parts suppliers, governments and global agencies from the United Nations to the OECD are all looking at ways to relegate to memory the roughly 1.2 million deaths and 50 million injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes each year.

But in what some analysts see as a bid to hold its lead in consumer perceptions of safety, the Swedish carmaker now owned by Ford is the first to set a target date to eliminate death and injury in its cars.

That’s great news, because maybe then they can finally start working on an uglyproof car.

(via Scientific American)

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