JAPAN: Mazda RX-8 "shock cone" aluminium bonnet claimed to reduce pedestrian injury
Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a "Shock Cone Aluminium Hood [bonnet]," which has an all-new impact-absorbing structure aimed at enhancing pedestrian protection. Compared to conventional framed aluminium bonnets, this new structure has the potential to significantly reduce the severity of head injuries that can result when a pedestrian is struck by a car. The all-new bonnet will be used on the new RX-8 sports coupe due to appear in showrooms this spring, and will be gradually incorporated into other Mazda products.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-auto gives its paid members access to the very best automotive market coverage.
And now there’s just-auto plus, our premium membership that gives you exclusive component forecast data, company profiles and extended news coverage - just for premium members.
Today I can offer you 30 days access for $1 - and that includes just-auto plus.
Dave Leggett, editor of just-auto
* plus VAT if applicable