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Pedestrian Protection

toto_48313

CAN P #5
Dec 14, 2012
341
20
Montreal suburbs
Today I went through the "index of term" from the manual in the car, and I found "pedestrian protection" in the list.

There is nothing link to it. Do you have any clue about a new functionality coming?
 

Gabzqc

Member
Jul 10, 2014
112
0
Finland, Helsinki
From the emergency services document for the Model S, there is something in there that describes a softer part of the hood to give pedestrians a softer impact. Cant remember the specifics right now, but a little search may bring something up
 

DDotJ

Member
Feb 28, 2013
753
1,227
California
I believe it's the Active Bonnet that raises the hood if Model S knows it's about to collide with a pedestrian. Apparently it helps lessen the amount of injury a person receives when the car hits a person.
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
From the emergency services document for the Model S, there is something in there that describes a softer part of the hood to give pedestrians a softer impact. Cant remember the specifics right now, but a little search may bring something up

That's interesting since the very front of the hood is reenforced for closing. Seems like center collision would actually be worse for someone than any other part of the front.
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
That would be nice. I don't want to honk at anybody simply because they cannot hear me.

I really like the Volt option. A button at the end of the turn signal stalk that emits a "quiet" warning horn.

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Any documentation on this? I don't think I have this. It's just a plain old hood, I think.

I believe it's the Active Bonnet that raises the hood if Model S knows it's about to collide with a pedestrian. Apparently it helps lessen the amount of injury a person receives when the car hits a person.
 

TesAus

Member
Mar 4, 2014
870
121
Sydney, Australia
It is active hood which raises rear of hood if the car thinks you have hit a pedestrian. In an ice car it provides space for the hood to deflect without hitting hard objects (the engine) behind. I wonder if it is really necessary in a model s, but probably required to get the 5 star safety rating?

Extract from model s owners guide:
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Ingineer

Electrical Engineer
Aug 8, 2012
1,507
3,699
Is this only on non US cars, or US too? I don't see any indication of pyrotechnics with my hood. Though I probably don't know what to look for.

Yes, this feature is not applied to US spec cars. I don't know which countries do get it, but we definitely don't.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,706
22,703
Texas
Yes, this feature is not applied to US spec cars. I don't know which countries do get it, but we definitely don't.
I'm pretty sure that in North America you don't put things in until they are legislated due to the lawsuit happy climate. If you put it in and it's not legislated, you can be sued for bad engineering and whatnot. If it's legislated, then you're safe. Heck of a way to do things, but that's how it is.
 

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