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air bags

1. Protective devices in a car that inflate upon significant impact. It was a very minor accident, Mom—it didn't set off the air bags or anything.
2. The lungs. I need to get some of that fresh mountain air into my air bags from time to time.
See also: air, bag

air-bags

n. the lungs. Fill those air-bags with good Colorado air!
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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.
In view of the above, we propose in this project an airbag system applicable to a motorcycle not having a sufficient reaction structure.
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.
For each impact, two restraint systems were evaluated: a standard three-point belt with and without a single-stage inflator airbag. Regression analyses were subsequently performed on the resulting FHBM- and HIII50-based responses.