ASF endorses air bag bumpers, invented by Carl Clark (NHTSA). These air bags
are contained in the front and rear bumpers and inflate before impact with the
car body(see example). Air bag bumpers could be standard equipment, or perhaps
be introduced as an after-market product. Air bag bumpers can also be used
on trucks and buses.
airbags are standard equipment on many vehicles, and should be a required standard.
ASF research has a new idea for accident protection to help reduce crash
impact. The basic concept is to design shock absorbing seats and/or occupant
cages that have a capacity for movement, allowing them to slide
into a shock absorbing device or cushion in the event of a collision, thus
greatly reducing impact inertia and other destructive forces.
ASF maintains no patents on this concept/invention
and offers the idea for further research and development to all automobile companies,
pro bono, free of charge.