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Pedestrian safety through vehicle design

Almost two-thirds of the 1.2 million people killed in road traffic crashes worldwide are pedestrians.

Some recent efforts to reduce the likelihood of injuries to pedestrians involve redesigning the bumper, hood (bonnet), and the windshield to be energy absorbing (softer) without compromising the structural integrity of the car.

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