Body Designed to Reduce Pedestrian Injury
Body structure that reduces the impact to pedestrians in the event of a collision.
The safe structure is employed in the front deck and bonnet hood, etc. and reduces pedestrian injuries in the event of a collision.
Example of the Technology Adopted in the RVR
RVR reduces the impact to pedestrians in the event of a collision by adoption an open-cross-section structure in the windshield supporting section of the front deck, which is reduced its rigidity (1 in the figure), and by adoption a plastic fender (2 in the figure).
In the RVR, we removed the panel indicated by the blue line to change the windshield supporting frame that was hard like a closed box in a conventional structure (the red line + the blue line) to a structure that is flexible and easily collapses when it is impacted (the red line only).