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Rethink: Pedestrian Catcher

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
146
Date Released
1974
Length of issue (in feet)
510
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Rethink: Pedestrian Catcher
  2. 2Rethink: Fish Farming
  3. 3Rethink: Blood and Yoga
  4. 4Rethink: Airbourne Simulator

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
Summary
COI synopsis: Often being forced to rethink and see things in a different way can open up a vast avenue of approach to new ideas. This issue looks at recent developments in science which grew out of just this kind of rethink. Rethinking what we mean by car safety. A new device is designed to protect, not the passengers inside, but the pedestrians outside the car.
Researcher Comments
A normal car has three impacts: it hits the legs, the child hits the bonnet, is thrown onto the road and run over. With the pedestrian-catcher car, impact triggers off a retaining bar designed to hold the child safely, preventing him or her from being thrown forward and run over.
Keywords
Children; Science and technology; Safety devices; Motor vehicles; Engineering; Design
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 51 [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 54 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/146
Credits:
Cutter
Andrew Denny
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
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Notes
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