EXCLUSIVE: UK: TRW develops new actuator for use in active pedestrian safety system
TRW has developed a novel type of actuator to pop up the bonnet of a car when it senses an impact with a pedestrian, writes Mark Wilkinson. The bonnet, because it can be raised in only a few milliseconds, thus offers a crumple zone to decelerate the head before it hits the rigid engine block underneath, greatly reducing head injuries in an impact.
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