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Union of Concerned Scientists - SUV Solutions
Guardian: How it Works

In 2002, 42,815 people lost their lives in U.S. highway fatalities, the highest level since 1990. SUVs and pickups trucks accounted for more than 60 percent of that increase last year.

SUV Solution:
If today’s SUVs were modified with the Guardian’s safety improvements, over 2,200 lives every year would be saved in highway accidents. With the safety improvements of the Guardian XSE, the number of lives saved would rise to nearly 3,000.


See the blueprint come to life in this animated video, featuring:

Technology Breakdown: A look at the “off-the-shelf” technologies that make Guardian’s advances possible.

Guardian in Action: See the Guardian’s improvements compensate for current SUV deficiencies step-by-step.

Power & Protection Demonstrations: Speedometer and rollover demonstrations show how the Guardian saves gas and lives without sacrificing performance.

To learn more:

download Full Report.pdf (2.5MB)

download Executive Summary.pdf (105k).

view the Blueprint Poster.pdf (1.8MB)


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