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3.0 The Human Factor in Vehicle Usage

3.3Personal Safety:

In terms of personal safety, an HPR vehicle will be designed and constructed to new standards, using the newly developed technologies of carbon fiber "tubs", active head and neck protection and, in the unlikely event of an impending collision, braking capacity that is as much as 8 times greater than any personal surface vehicle in use at this time. Medical alert systems (an option), will monitor a driver's vital signs and provide immediate System exit in the event of a medical issue. A person who becomes incapacitated, for example, would not be in grave danger of driving off the road or having another type of accident as the Grid's central computer could recognize the condition and cause the vehicle to exit the Grid System and come to a stop at a safe location. Medical personnel could be standing by to assist. Primary HPR System computers would be designed to avoid any chance of a collision, however, in the unlikely event of a primary computer failure and an impending collision the HPR System's secondary, on-board computers would recognize the circumstances in advance gently initiating full head and body restraints for all occupants well before impact. Safety features of the Grid and HPR compliant vehicles are further described in Section 10 (Safety of Life).