What happens when you blow up 16 airbags?
Please don’t try this at home folks! Our technicians are trained for this kind of thing and all safety measures were followed (trust us, we would’ve gotten closer if we could).
A Brief History of AirbagsAs we all know, these folded textile cushions work along with seatbelts to make us safe in a crash by slowing the occupant's motion as evenly as possible. As early as the 1960s, carmakers started to develop airbags for their vehicles). An experimental airbag fleet was developed by our very own Ford in 1971. In the 1980s, airbags became widely available commercially in automobiles.
Since the car model
How Airbags Work
According to Autoliv.com, there are four main parts to in an airbag module:
Inflator (far right)- produces gas to inflate the folded bag
Cushion (second right)- a thin cushion made of woven nylon or polyester fabric
Housing (second left)- stores the folded bag and inflator
Cover (far left)- opens when the cushion inflates
Airbags and Safety
Just how effective are
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in their study of real-world crashes that the combination of seat belts and airbags is 66% effective in preventing serious chest injuries and 75% effective in preventing in preventing serious head injuries. While airbags have been found to cause minor injuries and up until June 2001, eight deaths (due to the fact that those were too close to the airbags when they deployed), the
How to Sit a Safe Distance from an Airbag:
According to Transport Canada, in order to make sure drivers and passengers avoid being too close to an airbag:
drivers should move their seat as far back while still comfortably reaching the pedals
try to be at least 10 inches/25 centimeters away from the airbag
shorter drivers who are more likely to sit closer should be especially aware and adjust their driving position
try reclining the seat slightly, if this makes it harder to see the road, raise yourself by raising the seat or with a cushion
Tilt the steering while downward slightly to point the airbag toward your chest instead of your head and neck
front-seat adult passengers should sit a safe distance from the
infants and children under the age of twelve should sit in the back
every passenger must wear a seat belt
What to do if your airbag warning light is onIf you notice that your airbag light is on, you may not be protected if you get in an accident. The airbag indicator light is a warning that your airbags, seatbelts, or ECU may not be functioning properly. If this is the case, call our service team to take a look at it!