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A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF AUTOMOBILE SAFETY

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A Pictorial Overview of Car Safety The automotive industry produces some of the most innovative technologies in the world, consistently striving to increase safety for motorists and passengers, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Since 2003 the number of incidents on UK roads has fallen 37%, while the fatality rate has reduced by more than a half. Here’s a brief history of how cars have developed to be as safe as they are today. AIRBAGS Even though the first airbags were developed in the early 1950s and widely developed in the USA, in Europe airbags were almost entirely Read More

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AUTOMATED SAFETY FIRST DEBUTS AT TRADE SHOW;

Robots Promise Safe Work With Humans The Californian robot-maker Precise Automation is launching what it describes as “the first full family of intrinsically safe benchtop collaborative robots”. The robots – which include Scara, six-axis articulated and Cartesian types – have been designed from scratch to work safely with humans, without needing costly, bulky and awkward safety barriers. Precise Automation says that the robots will not injure a user or damage other equipment, even if there are accidental full-speed collisions. This, it adds, will allow them to be deployed in applications that could not be automated before. The robots have been designed from Read More