German researchers are working on a car that can anticipate a side-on impact and slightly transform its body to better absorb the impact. Side impact accidents occur at the same frequency as front and rear accidents, but cause the most injuries out the three. In an attempt to address this problem, the experimental system uses cameras and radar to track oncoming cars to determine if an impact is imminent. If the system calculates that a crash is inevitable, it will activate a "shape-shifting metal" in the door to reinforce the area that will be struck. After the accident, the car will continue the transformation process until it becomes a fire-breathing robot scorpion, because, hey, if you're going to make your car transform into something, it might as well be a giant scorpion.
See the guy in the picture? He calls that lovedoll his wife. Don't be that guy.
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