External airbags on cars

External airbags could reduce occupant injury by up to 40 percent.

GM patents airbags emerging from the side of cars within milliseconds, that could be on cars within two years saving lives from side crashes, responsible for around 40 per cent of car accidents.

The bags will deploy from the side of the car, just under the doors in 20-30 milliseconds.

Scientists are now designing a radar with camera system, for the new project.

via autoblog