Now this is some kind of cool! Researchers are working on cars that can alter their shape when an impact is unavoidable.
he car will use hood-mounted cameras and radar to spot a vehicle on course for a side-on collision. Once it realises an impact is imminent it will activate a shape-shifting metal in the door. This reinforces the bond between door and frame, which is normally a weak spot, and distributes the force of the blow more safely.Our goal is to have a robot turn into Claire Danes. Tell us that wouldn't be wicked!