As the European Commission drafts some welcome proposals to force carmakers to design vehicles less likely to injure pedestrians in the event of an accident, Matthew Beecham reports on Autoliv's progress in developing a device to create a 'softer landing' for victims. He also looks at the efforts BMW will go to to put their 'signature' on headlamps as well as yet more gizmo-stuffed seat technology to help cops keep an eye on robbers in the US.