Honda Motor Co. Ltd. says its pop-up hood system will lessen the impact to pedestrians in the event of a collision by adding extra engine compartment clearance. The system uses three sensors in the front bumper and a vehicle speed sensor to determine if a pedestrian impact has happened. The system then signals an actuator to lift the rear portion of the engine hood about 3.9 ins. (10 cm), allowing for additional space between the pedestrian and hard components to lessen head injuries, ...

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