This patent relates to safety devices for vehicles, and particularly to a device for the protection of a pedestrian struck by the vehicle. The device described mainly comprises: a barrier member operable by a motor to move the barrier between a stowed and an operative position, and a sensor responsive to the collision of a body with the vehicle and which activates the motor. When in its operative position the member forms a barrier around an upward facing surface, thus restraining a body on such a surface from falling off it. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Patent Office

    25 Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane
    London WC2A 1AY,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JEHU, V J
    • Pearson, L C
  • Publication Date: 1976-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 1445 Patent
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM