Mazda MX-5 Active Bonnet Aims to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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The Mazda MX-5 sportscar is going to be tweaked in time for release in England this year, and it hosts some new features that safety-conscious consumers might want to hear about.  There will be a new bumper design that aims to increase aerodynamics and protect pedestrians in the event of a collision. The throttle pedal actuation has reportedly been improved, as has the vacuum-brake booster.  But perhaps the most important development is an added safety feature known as the active bonnet, which will hopefully decrease the risk of injuries to pedestrians during an impact by creating an impact-absorbing space on the hood.

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