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Porsche pop-up hood for next generation 911 - Good or bad idea?

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I wonder how much safer a pop-up hood will make a collision with a pedestrian? But why the need to put this on a performance car which probably doesn't need the extra weight from this setup. How about pedestrians watch where they are going?

I'm not from Europe so I wouldn't know how safe or dangerous it is on their roads.

Is a pop-up hood a good or bad idea?

Europe is a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. With crowded cities characterized by gridlock and narrow streets, you have to be on your game every second to avoid getting bowled over by a raging, overzealous motorist. All too often, that spells tragedy.

With one-sided car-on-human accidents on the rise, automakers are feeling increased pressure from their governments to make their cars safer, not just for the guy behind the wheel, but the guy they might hit.

Porsche is apparently working on a pop-up hood for the upcoming 911, which would raise up in the event of a collision with a pedestrian and, with any luck, reduce the severity of their injuries. The system works via a set of time delay-controlled actuators, which helps ensure that the system protects unfortunate passerby as effectively as possible.
Patent shows Porsche working on pop-up hood for next 911 — Autoblog
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is Europe really that bad they have to add a pop-up hood for the sole purpose of pedestrians, cause if thats the case, pedestrians need to look out more often.
pop-up hood is a horrible idea, all that extra weight for nothing. If pedestrians can cautious in other countries/nations why cant they be in Europe.
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