“At LifeNet Systems, our goal is to decrease the rate of damage, injury and fatalities worldwide by providing the most effective, adaptable, affordable, and accessible safety infrastructure option available.”
In 2013 there were over 30,000 roadway fatalities in the Unites States. This is down an estimated three percent over 2012 but, there is still more work to be done. While the current solutions of metal and concrete have contributed to this reduction, they are still dangerous. LifeNet Systems Inc. has the exclusive license to manufacture and distribute an innovative roadway barrier based on NASA Technology.
Based on NASA Technology:
Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a roadway barrier system capable of slowing and capturing vehicles in high-impact collisions. Originally developed as a hatch restraint device for use on the space shuttle, this technology can be used in multiple applications beyond its original intent. Energy-absorbing straps catch and slow down a vehicle, protecting the driver from a potentially life-threatening collision. The technology helps greatly in reducing the potential of secondary impacts on other vehicles and/or innocent bystanders. The roadway barrier can be used streets and highways, in amateur and professional auto racing, at security checkpoints, in homeland security to redirect an explosive force away from high value targets, and in vulnerable areas of schools or public parks to protect pedestrians (www.nasa.gov).
A Better Option:
- Vehicles traveling at 80 mph can be stopped safely within 8 feet.
- Current barrier options for stopping moving vehicles are rigid. They are mostly made of unyielding materials, such as reinforced concrete and metal. The opportunity for controlled deceleration for these barriers are minimal.
- The technology behind our deceleration limiting barrier protects drivers by reducing a collisions impact, dramatically increasing their chances for survival.
- Innocent bystanders are protected when a vehicle is caught by the barrier, preventing it from rebounding into other drivers and pedestrians.
- The barrier system is inexpensive to install and maintain. It is easily installed in cramped and/or crowded spaces.
- Little effort is required to transport the barrier and damaged sections can be replaced within minutes.