side-impact air bag

side-impact air bag

A safety device installed in cars that deploys by rapidly inflating to protect the head, chest and shoulders in side-impact crashes, which cause ± 30% of MVA/RTA deaths.

Types
• Side torso airbags—protect the chest and pelvis from the car frame;
• Side curtain airbags—protect the head and provide rollover protection.

side-impact air bag

Public health A safety device in cars that protects the head, thorax, shoulders in side-impact crashes, which cause ± 30% of MVA deaths. See Air bag, Seat belts.
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My side-impact air bag deployed and cushioned some of the blow.
The Gen 5E also is compatible with TRW's newly developed "smart" side-impact air bag sensor, which has onboard crash discrimination capability.
There are also facilities in Rochester Hills and Romeo, sales offices in Troy and a side-impact air bag joint venture in Detroit.
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE commits its entire safety systems operation to the strategic alliance, and will provide electronics and advanced technology support to BREED's development of occupant safety systems, including crash sensors; driver, passenger and side-impact air bag modules; azide, non-azide and hybrid inflators; safety belts and steering wheels.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Air Bags in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Front-Impact Driver Air Bags, Front-Impact Passenger Air Bags, Side-Impact Air Bags, and Other Automotive Air Bags.
Six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system, including dual-stage frontal air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags with rollover protection, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Airbags in Thousands of Units by the following Product Segments: Front-Impact Driver Air Bags, Front-Impact Passenger Air Bags, Side-Impact Air Bags, and Other Automotive Air Bags.
lt;ul> <li>Ten standard air bags, including frontal, front-seat side-impact air bags, roof rail head curtain, rear-seat side air bags and new front knee air bags </li> <li>Bluetooth, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and navigation system </li> <li>Standard OnStar with one year of Directions and Connections service</li> <li>MacPherson strut front suspension and Z-link rear suspension, with 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheels </li> <li>Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control and anti-lock brakes </li> <li>Fuel-saving, rack-mounted electric power steering</li> <li>Unexpected levels of quietness, smoothness and refinement for the segment.
It is equipped with two dual-stage frontal air bags for the driver and front passenger, two seat-mounted pelvic-thorax side-impact air bags in the first row and two head curtain side-impact air bags that cover all three seating rows.
The Tiida has received the highest possible ratings in both government (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -- 5 stars) and private (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -- Good) safety tests, thanks in part to safety features including the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System which includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags and front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for chest protection as well as available roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.
It is equipped with six standard air bags, two dual-stage frontal air bags for the driver and front passenger, and two seat-mounted pelvic-thorax side-impact air bags in the first row and two head curtain side-impact air bags that cover all three seating rows.
It is equipped with six standard air bag, two dual-stage frontal air bags for the driver and front passenger, two seat-mounted pelvic-thorax side-impact air bags in the first row and two head curtain side-impact air bags that cover all three seating rows.