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Development of the Pop-Up Engine Hood for Pedestrian Head Protection
Published October 22, 2008 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
The 'pop-up engine hood' makes it possible for automobile designers to help reduce head injuries during pedestrian impact while maintaining streamlined hood design. Nissan has applied this design to the vehicle of mass production recently. This paper will outline this design and its development technique.