The automaker Volvo has created airbags for the outsides of their vehicles. You read that right. Now you may crash through a Chevy, but you'll bounce off a Volvo. My first response to this new technology was offense. I cannot quite put my finger on why. Perhaps, there is something about this that seems to say, Well screw it; let's just forget about trying not to hit bicyclists and pedestrians. Let's just make sure drivers that do don't have to deal with the hassle of getting their windshields replaced afterwards. Perhaps though that is a bit cynical of me. Volvo makes decent cars. I suppose there isn't much they can do about the car only infrastructure that dominates. From their end all they can do is make their vehicles safe for drivers and the people that get in their way.