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A bumper is a part of a car designed to reduce damage to the car in the event of a minor collision.

A bumper is a part of a car designed to reduce damage to the car in the event of a minor collision. Front and rear bumpers are required by law for on-road vehicles.

They were invented in 1901 by the British inventor Frederick Richard Simms. They were originally made of metal, then plastic and modern cars use PC/ABS (PolyCarbonate and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene).

You can read the Wikipedia article on bumpers here.

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