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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The automaker is recalling the vehicles to replace side-impact air bag assemblies.
My side-impact air bag deployed and cushioned some of the blow.
Whereas a multipoint air bag system has about 20 milliseconds to respond, and a single-point system needs about 10 msec, a side-impact air bag has maybe 4 msec," said TRW's Lemaitre.
The LS model features a driver's side-impact air bag, remote keyless entry, traction control, tire-inflation monitoring system and antilock brakes.
For example, standard options offered on the base MY 2015 Ford F-150 pickup include items like side-impact air bags, head curtain air bags, stability control, and traction control -- none of which were standard on the MY 2000 or earlier versions.
The Terrain is also remarkably safety focused, featuring dual-stage frontal air bags, thorax side-impact driver and front passenger air bags, as well as head curtain side-impact air bags, with a passenger sensing system.
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.