Smartphone operated inflatable bag prevents pesky weather related dings.
Next time you go for a drive, think about how much time and brainpower you waste trying not to run into objects and people. Now imagine how much more awesome your life would be if you had a car that was so soft and squishy that no matter how drunk* and/or reckless you are, it just doesn't matter.
Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos cares about stuff other than Kindles and destroying retail, you know — like a cellphone that can eject mini airbags out of its rear to reduce impact damage.
You know all those sexy concept cars that we post about but you'll never be able to buy? Part of the reason that you can't buy them is that many of the sexiest are horrendously unsafe. Putting airbags in the roof instead of the dashboard could free up space for slimmer lines and more gadgetry without killing you in the process.
This is the Hövding ("chieftain" in Swedish). It looks silly, yes, but before you write it off as some silly concept, realize that this thing is a working prototype. There's even a video to prove it.
The first day of Spring's only a day away and it's time to start thinking about ... in-line roller skating! But we're weary of all that vibration, enough to rattle our fillings loose on all these pothole-pocked roadways here on...