Government regulations on testing of avalanche airbags
have become more stringent in a bid to reduce operational failures of avalanche airbags
and reduce fatalities.
While conventional airbags
come with an inflatable component, the new generation airbags
consist of a centre chamber and two outward-projecting side chambers that increase the surface area of the airbag
across the dashboard.
(https://www.ibtimes.com/mercedes-benz-recall-2019-60000-glk-220-recalled-over-faulty-software-2802611) Mercedes-Benz , a division of Daimler AG ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DAI.DE?p=DAI.DE&.tsrc=fin-srch) DAI.DE ), has reportedly recalled a series of SL-Class vehicle models because their airbags
may have been improperly sewn.
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the seat, with both systems fully functional, the vehicle is likely to understand fully the mass and the body weight of the passenger occupying that seat and uses that to determine how the airbag
deploys, when it deploys and the intensity with which it deploys.
The death reported in the accident above could have easily been avoided if the faulty airbag
had been replaced.
Speaking of some of the rationale behind FocusQuantum, Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO, said, "The grave nature of recent airbag
inflator problems demonstrates the vital role that airbag
suppliers play in the automotive industry.
RS Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales at Maruti Suzuki said, " With driver airbag
being offered from the base variant upward as an option for the Alto, a number of car customers in India will feel reassured as we enhance safety much ahead of the regulations." Another Japanese car maker Honda Cars India also announced dual airbags
as standard for all grades in its City hatchback in addition to ABS.
* Seat cushion airbag
: A separate airbag
in the forward portion of the front passenger seat cushion to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts.
Initial crash tests with a motorbike airbag
were conducted as early as 1973 and the first patent for an airbag
garment was granted in 1976 to Hungarian Tamas Straub.
A new airbag
design debuting on the 2015 Ford Mustang raises the bar for passenger safety by proA[degrees] viding inflatable restraint protecA[degrees] tion in a smaller, lighter package that also enables a roomier interiA[degrees] or for more comfort.
But officials admitted it could take years to get enough replacement airbag
inflators, the source of the problem, for all the cars equipped with the airbags
MORE UK cars are being recalled over a potential airbag
problem that has plagued the motor industry worldwide for years.