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 |  Nov 02 2011, 5:15 PM

Touting itself as the world’s safest car, this vehicle wears its airbags on the outside – a unique concept, but would you want to drive it?

Named the iSAVE-SC1, this vehicle was developed by Humanix, a Japanese company, and  Hiroshima University. Not only is this electric car outfitted with an inflated exterior, it comes equipped with three wheels and can only reach a top speed of 50km/h.

We’re wondering if the iSAVE-SC1 got into an accident going at top speed, would it just bounce off the other vehicle? And what happens after the accident – do you just pull up to an air pump, inflate the air bags and drive away? And what happens if you pit two of these cars against each other – could you use them as bumper cars?

The iSAVE-SC1 cars will go on sale in Japan for US$10,400. What do you think? Would you buy one of these super-safe cars? Are they even practical? Let us know in the comments section below. And be sure to watch the video of the car after the jump.

[Source: Oh Gizmo!]