Subaru puts airbags outside the car to help pedestrian safety

Subaru is testing out airbags that go outside of the car. It hopes the airbags can keep Japanese pedestrians safer in the event of a crash.

Japan’s aging population often walks on the street at night. They are the most susceptible to vehicle crashes. A new kind of airbag should reduce the severity of crashes by inflating the area around the windshield.

Japanese company Takata has recalled tens of millions of airbag inflators after deaths due to malfunction occurred internationally, so airbag safety is a top priority in Japan.

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