Air Bags: Automotive safety devices consisting of a bag designed to inflate upon collision and prevent passengers from pitching forward. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)Seat Belts: Restraining belts fastened to the frame of automobiles, aircraft, or other vehicles, and strapped around the person occupying the seat in the car or plane, intended to prevent the person from being thrown forward or out of the vehicle in case of sudden deceleration.Automobiles: A usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel. (Webster, 1973)Accidents, Traffic: Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.Air: The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.Hyphema: Bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye.Head Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.Air Pollutants: Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.ManikinsVitreous Hemorrhage: Hemorrhage into the VITREOUS BODY.Air Pollution: The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.Trauma Severity Indices: Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.Thoracic Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Automobile Driving: The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.Horseshoe Crabs: An arthropod subclass (Xiphosura) comprising the North American (Limulus) and Asiatic (Tachypleus) genera of horseshoe crabs.Avalanches: Mass of snow and/or ice falling down a mountain or incline.Snow: Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.Off-Road Motor Vehicles: Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.Snow Sports: Sports activities in the snow.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Palladium: A chemical element having an atomic weight of 106.4, atomic number of 46, and the symbol Pd. It is a white, ductile metal resembling platinum, and following it in abundance and importance of applications. It is used in dentistry in the form of gold, silver, and copper alloys.MichiganConsumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.United States Government Agencies: Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.Frontal Lobe: The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.Data Display: The visual display of data in a man-machine system. An example is when data is called from the computer and transmitted to a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY or LIQUID CRYSTAL display.Deceleration: A decrease in the rate of speed.Computer Terminals: Input/output devices designed to receive data in an environment associated with the job to be performed, and capable of transmitting entries to, and obtaining output from, the system of which it is a part. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Sex Determination Processes: The mechanisms by which the SEX of an individual's GONADS are fixed.Vegetables: A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Aerosol Propellants: Compressed gases or vapors in a container which, upon release of pressure and expansion through a valve, carry another substance from the container. They are used for cosmetics, household cleaners, and so on. Examples are BUTANES; CARBON DIOXIDE; FLUOROCARBONS; NITROGEN; and PROPANE. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Mental Recall: The process whereby a representation of past experience is elicited.Holidays: Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Infant Equipment: Equipment and furniture used by infants and babies in the home, car, and play area.Plastics: Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Epoxy Compounds: Organic compounds that include a cyclic ether with three ring atoms in their structure. They are commonly used as precursors for POLYMERS such as EPOXY RESINS.Film Dosimetry: Use of a device (film badge) for measuring exposure of individuals to radiation. It is usually made of metal, plastic, or paper and loaded with one or more pieces of x-ray film.Benzhydryl Compounds: Compounds which contain the methyl radical substituted with two benzene rings. Permitted are any substituents, but ring fusion to any of the benzene rings is not allowed.Man-Machine Systems: A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.Chlorohydrins: Any of the compounds derived from a group of glycols or polyhydroxy alcohols by chlorine substitution for part of the hydroxyl groups. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)Galaxies: Large aggregates of CELESTIAL STARS; COSMIC DUST; and gas. (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Astronomical Processes: The behavior and interactions of matter and energy in outer space.Telescopes: Instruments used to observe distant objects.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.

Dynamic injury tolerances for long bones of the female upper extremity. (1/79)

This paper presents the dynamic injury tolerances for the female humerus and forearm derived from dynamic 3-point bending tests using 22 female cadaver upper extremities. Twelve female humeri were tested at an average strain rate of 3.7+/-1.3%/s. The strain rates were chosen to be representative of those observed during upper extremity interaction with frontal and side airbags. The average moment to failure when mass scaled for the 5th centile female was 128+/-19 Nm. Using data from the in situ strain gauges during the drop tests and geometric properties obtained from pretest CT scans, an average dynamic elastic modulus for the female humerus was found to be 24.4+/-3.9 GPa. The injury tolerance for the forearm was determined from 10 female forearms tested at an average strain rate of 3.94+/-2.0%/s. Using 3 matched forearm pairs, it was determined that the forearm is 21% stronger in the supinated position (92+/-5 Nm) versus the pronated position (75+/-7 Nm). Two distinct fracture patterns were seen for the pronated and supinated groups. In the supinated position the average difference in fracture time between the radius and ulna was a negligible 0.4+/-0.3 ms. However, the pronated tests yielded an average difference in fracture time of 3.6+/-1.2 ms, with the ulna breaking before the radius in every test. This trend implies that in the pronated position, the ulna and radius are loaded independently, while in the supinated position the ulna and radius are loaded together as a combined structure. To produce a conservative injury criterion, a total of 7 female forearms were tested in the pronated position, which resulted in the forearm injury criterion of 58+/-12 Nm when scaled for the 5th centile female. It is anticipated that these data will provide injury reference values for the female forearm during driver air bag loading, and the female humerus during side air bag loading.  (+info)

Driver distance from the steering wheel: perception and objective measurement. (2/79)

OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the accuracy of driver perceptions of the distance between the driver's nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle as a factor in considering driver disconnection of an airbag contained in the steering wheel for preventing injury to the driver in an accident. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 1000 drivers was done to obtain perceived and objective measurements of the distance between the driver's nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle. RESULTS: Of 234 drivers who believed that they sat within 12 inches of the steering wheel, only 8 (3%) actually did so, whereas of 658 drivers who did not believe that they sat within 12 inches of the wheel, 14 (2%) did so. Shorter drivers were more likely than taller ones to both underestimate and overestimate their seating distance. CONCLUSIONS: Considerable misperception of drivers' distance from the wheel indicates that drivers should objectively measure this distance.  (+info)

Air bags and ocular injuries. (3/79)

PURPOSE: This investigation retrospectively examined ocular injuries associated with air bag deployment to gain a better appreciation of potential risk factors in motor vehicle accidents. National statistics regarding the efficacy of air bags were reviewed. METHODS: Review of the literature from 1991 to 1998 identified 44 articles describing 97 patients with air-bag-induced ocular injuries. Variables extracted from each case were age, sex, height, position in the car, eye wear, vehicle impact speed, visual acuity, and specific ocular injuries. RESULTS: Corneal abrasions occurred in 49% of occupants, hyphemas in 43%, vitreous or retinal hemorrhages in 25%, and retinal tears or detachments in 15%. The globe was ruptured in 10 patients. Patients involved in higher-speed accidents (over 30 mph) sustained a greater percentage of vitreous or retinal hemorrhages and traumatic cataracts, while those at slower speeds were more prone to retinal tears or detachments. In a subset of 14 patients with serious ocular injuries, the impact speed of 11 patients was recorded at 30 mph or less. Slower speed may be a risk factor for some ocular injuries. Occupant height was not a significant factor. National statistics confirm that air bags reduce fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. However, children sitting in the front seat without a seat belt and infants in passenger-side rear-facing car seats are at risk for fatal injury. CONCLUSION: Air bags combined with seat belts are an effective means of reducing injury and death in adults during motor vehicle accidents. However, this study has documented a wide variety of ocular injuries associated with air bag deployment. It is hoped that researchers can develop modifications that continue to save lives while minimizing additional harm.  (+info)

Airbag associated fatal head injury: case report and review of the literature on airbag injuries. (4/79)

Airbags have been shown to significantly reduce mortality and morbidity in motor vehicle crashes. However, the airbag, like the seat belt, produces its own range of injuries. With the increasing use of airbags in the UK, airbag associated injuries will be seen more often. These are usually minor, but in certain circumstances severe and fatal injuries result. Such injuries have been described before in the medical literature, but hitherto most reports have been from North America. This is the first case report from the UK of serious injury due to airbag deployment and describes the case of a driver who was fatally injured when her airbag deployed in a moderate impact frontal collision where such severe injury would not normally have been anticipated. The range of airbag associated injuries is described and predisposing factors such as lack of seat belt usage, short stature, and proximity to airbag housing are discussed. The particular dangers airbags pose to children are also discussed.  (+info)

Child seating position and restraint use in three states. (5/79)

OBJECTIVE: Because of risks from deploying airbags to children in front seats, extensive publicity has been aimed at getting them restrained and in rear seats. The objective of this study was to assess restraint use and seating positions among children in vehicles with and without airbags. METHOD: Surveys were conducted in cities in Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas 1998. Restraint use and seating position were noted for all children, as well as their estimated age, driver belt use, airbag presence, and vehicle license plate number. RESULTS: Fewer children were observed in the front seats of vehicles with passenger airbags (24%) than in vehicles without them (36%). Most of the children seated in front were ages 7-12 (44%-61%), followed by 3-6 year olds (29%-35%). Very few children ages 0-2 were seated in front (5%-12%). The overwhelming majority of children ages 0-2 were restrained. However, children ages 3-6 seated in the front were least likely to be restrained and most likely to be improperly restrained. Restraint use was higher when the driver was belted, but about 30% of 3-6 year olds were unrestrained even with a belted driver. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts should continue to educate parents about the importance of correct restraint use and rear seating for children, particularly once children move from child safety seats into adult belts. Efforts also should be made to enforce the seat belt laws that exist in every state.  (+info)

Driver air bag effectiveness by severity of the crash. (6/79)

OBJECTIVES: This analysis provided effectiveness estimates of the driver-side air bag while controlling for severity of the crash and other potential confounders. METHODS: Data were from the National Automotive Sampling System (1993-1996). Injury severity was described on the basis of the Abbreviated Injury Scale, Injury Severity Score, Functional Capacity Index, and survival. Ordinal, linear, and logistic multivariate regression methods were used. RESULTS: Air bag deployment in frontal or near-frontal crashes decreases the probability of having severe and fatal injuries (e.g., Abbreviated Injury Scale score of 4-6), including those causing a long-lasting high degree of functional limitation. However, air bag deployment in low-severity crashes increases the probability that a driver (particularly a woman) will sustain injuries of Abbreviated Injury Scale level 1 to 3. Air bag deployment exerts a net injurious effect in low-severity crashes and a net protective effect in high-severity crashes. The level of crash severity at which air bags are protective is higher for female than for male drivers. CONCLUSIONS: Air bag improvement should minimize the injuries induced by their deployment. One possibility is to raise their deployment level so that they deploy only in more severe crashes.  (+info)

Traumatic bilateral internal carotid artery dissection following airbag deployment in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia. (7/79)

This case describes a 39-yr-old male, presenting with left hemiplegia after a road traffic accident involving frontal deceleration and airbag deployment. Brain computerized tomography (CT) scan revealed a right parietal lobe infarct. Contrast angiography demonstrated bilateral internal carotid artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. The patient was treated with systemic heparinization. Neurological improvement, evidenced by full return of touch sensation, proprioception and nociception began 10 days after the injury. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of carotid artery dissection associated with airbag deployment. Forced neck extension in such settings may result in carotid artery dissection because of shear force injury at the junction of the extracranial and intrapetrous segments of the vessel. Clinicians should consider carotid artery injury when deterioration in neurological status occurs after airbag deployment. We propose that the risk of carotid artery dissection was increased by the presence of fibromuscular dysplasia.  (+info)

Mortality reduction with air bag and seat belt use in head-on passenger car collisions. (8/79)

To assess the efficacy of occupant protection systems, the authors measured the mortality reduction associated with air bag deployment and seat belt use for drivers involved in head-on passenger car collisions in the United States. They used a matched case-control design of all head-on collisions involving two passenger cars reported to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 1992-1997, and driver mortality differences between the paired crash vehicles for air bag deployment and seat belt use were measured with matched-pair odds ratios. Conditional logistic regression was used to adjust for multiple effects. There were 9,859 head-on collisions involving 19,718 passenger cars and drivers. Air bag deployment reduced mortality 63% (crude odds ratio (OR) = 0.37, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.32, 0.42), while lap-shoulder belt use reduced mortality 72% (OR = 0.28, 95% CI: 0.25, 0.31). In a conditional logistic model that adjusted for vehicle (rollover, weight, age) and driver (age, sex) factors, air bags (OR = 0.71, 95% CI: 0.58, 0.87) and any combination of seat belts (OR = 0.25, 95% CI: 0.22, 0.29) were both associated with reduced mortality. Combined air bag and seat belt use reduced mortality by more than 80% (OR = 0.18, 95% CI: 0.13, 0.25). Thus, this study confirms the independent effect of air bags and seat belts in reducing mortality.  (+info)

to the editor: Exposure to high noise levels associated with air bag deployment during an automobile accident may result in irreversible hearing loss. Laboratory studies have established that peak acoustic pressure of 170 dB produced during air bag deployment can induce harmful inner ear effects.1 In these air bag studies, the greatest hearing loss has occurred at 4,000 Hz.. In my practice, I have seen this pattern of hearing loss in patients exposed to air bag deployment. These patients showed the greatest hearing loss in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 Hz. Since the loss occurs above the speech frequency range of 500 to 2,000 Hz, it may not be immediately apparent to the patient; audiologic testing is required to detect hearing loss in this range.. However, the injury to the ear may manifest as tinnitus, which some of my patients have reported. Tinnitus is commonly caused by damage to the inner ear and is usually associated with hearing loss in frequencies above the speech frequency range. Thus, ...
Daystars New Air Bag Cradle will "get back your suspension travel"! Keeps the benefits of air bags while maintaining suspension travel. With most air bag systems, the lower air bag mount is placed above the leaf spring significantly reducing wheel travel by design. Your air bag system should compliment your truck, not inhibit its ability. Daystars new Air Bag Cradle mounts to your trucks lower suspension providing more room for the air bag to safely cycle with no loss of overall wheel travel. Inferior lower air bag mounts restrict air bag movement using inadequate space, which can lead to unexpected damage to the air bag. Made from extremely tough Daystar Polyurethane, the Air Bag Cradle allows for full suspension travel, while still allowing the full benefits of your air bag system. The Air Bag Cradle fits most full-size pick up trucks and SUVs running 6-inch diameter bellowstyle air bags. Features: ...
The air bag system is described in terms of four basic elements: the crash sensors and controls, the inflator, the air bag itself, and the diagnostic circuitry. A general discussion of these elements is provided and a review of air bag related injuries is also presented which includes data from various sources such as the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Transport Canada, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The most frequently occurring accident type is the frontal collision and has been the main focus of safety efforts with regard to restraint systems. Air bags are an effective injur/prevention device, however their deployment can introduce new injury mechanisms. Air bags save lives and decrease the severity of major injuries in exchange for increasing the number of minor injuries. Certain risk factors exist during an accident involving air bag deployment including occupants sitting in close proximity to ...
This document responds to a petition for rulemaking from Thieman Tailgates, Inc., concerning the Federal motor vehicle safety standard requiring trailers and semitrailers to be equipped with rear impact guards. The petitioner asked us to amend the standard so that it expressly excludes trailers...
Since they were mandated in new automobiles beginning in 1989, air bags have undoubtedly saved lives and prevented numerous accidents. But a recent rash of defective air bags incidents is cause for concern for driver and passenger safety.. Since 2011, air bag problems were responsible for the recall of 7.75 million vehicles. This year alone, 1.5 million vehicles have been recalled for possible defective air bags. Honda and Toyota have issued 22 recalls in 2013, covering 18 different models, over this issue. In January, General Motors announced a recall of almost 4,000 vehicles due to air bag concerns, and Chrysler recalled 750,000 Jeep vehicles in November 2012 for faulty air bags.. Hondas 2013 recall is the automakers second recent action in response to problems with the safety devices. Late in 2011, the automaker issued a recall following a number of accidents involving improperly inflating air bags, including two that resulted in fatalities.. Problems with Defective Air Bags. The issues ...
I too question the validity of these numbers. They smack of governmental cooking of the data to get the desired results. I believe in wearing seatbelts for personal protection in case of an accident. I do not think that I need to be protected from myself. That is the agenda of the NHTSA and the insurance industry in my opinion. Stephen C. Kemmerer ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Re: Air bags (again) (marginal Audi content) Author: [email protected] (Jeffrey J. Goggin) at Internet Date: 9/24/97 6:09 AM ,It is my view that very few people are better off without an air bag, ,but try telling that to the parents of this 11-year-old, whose death can ,now be added to the following NHTSA stats: , ,Drivers saved by air bags: 2,191 ,Drivers killed by air bags: 34 , ,Passengers saved by air bags: 314 ,Passengers killed by air bags: 46 children and three adults. The obvious question (to me, anyway) is how does the NHTSA calculate these stats? I ...
When Ralph Nader wrote his book Unsafe At Any Speed in 1965, he documented how unsafe the Chevrolet Corvair was, and how General Motors and other car manufacturers opposed any effort to require safety features like seat belts because they didnt want to spend money on such safety features. The safety measures that he wanted car makers to implement would cost about $700 per car; the car makers were in fact spending about 23 cents a car on safety features.. The publication of Unsafe At Any Speed and the National Academy of Sciences report "Accidental Death and Disability-The Neglected Disease of Modern Society" led to Congressional hearings , legislation to require installation of seat belts, and adoption of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was formed in 1970, and has been responsible for investigating accidents and developing and implementing safety standards in vehicle and road design. Since safety became an important ...
An idiot light , sometimes "tell-tale", is an indicator of malfunction of a system within a motor vehicle by an illuminated symbol or text legend. The "idiot light" terminology arises from popular frustration with automakers use of lights for crucial functions which could previously be monitored by gauges, so a troublesome condition could be detected and corrected early. Such early detection of problems with, for example, engine temperature or oil pressure or charging system operation is not possible via an idiot light, which lights only when a fault has already occurred - thus providing no advance warnings or details of the malfunctions extent. The Hudson automobile company was the first to use lights instead of gauges for oil pressure and the voltmeter, starting in the mid-1930s. Automotive tell-tales are regulated by automobile safety standards worldwide. In the United States, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 101 includes tell-tales in its ...
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.. The company, the worlds biggest automaker, said Wednesday that it was "renotifying" owners of some vehicles involved in a 2013 safety recall of 2.14 million vehicles. It said the initial recall was based on incomplete serial numbers from the part supplier, Japans Takata Corp.. The inflators contained improperly made propellant that could cause them to work abnormally, and possibly cause fires, in case of a crash. Toyota said it had received one report of a burn on a seat cover from faulty air bag deployment.. The recall involves about 20 Toyota models, including some Corolla compacts and Tundra pickups made in 2003-2004 and some 2002-2004 Lexus SC 430 coupes made in the U.S. The models being recalled in Japan were made in 2000-2003.. Toyota has been striving to restore its ...
Kylan Langlinais died on April 9th when her car crashed into a utility pole in Lafayette, Louisiana. Upon impact, Langlinaiss air bag exploded, but with too much force. Shrapnel ejected from the airbag and punctured Langlinaiss right carotid artery, causing her death. Several doctors did exploratory surgery and concluded that the injury from the exploding air bag directly caused her death, as she had no other injuries. Langlinais mother received a recall notice from Honda in connection with the airbags just two days after her daughters car accident.. According to KOIN6, Langlinaiss mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honda and Takata claiming that the two companies covered up the air bag defect for more than ten years. In May, Tanaka finally recalled 33.8 million air bag inflators, after much pressure from the government. This was the largest auto recall in United States history. Although the company is still trying to determine the cause of the defect, it is possible that the ...
Continental Tire North America, Inc., (Continental), has determined that certain passenger car tires manufactured between March of 2007 and June of 2009 did not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5(e) and S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Continental has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated June 30, 2009). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and the rule implementing those provisions at 49 CFR part 556, Continental has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of Continentals petition was published, with a 30-day public comment period, on April 7, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 17830). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the ...
Abstract: Rollover crashworthiness for passenger vehicles is currently evaluated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 216 static roof strength compliance test. However, research clearly shows that the static test is inadequate in evaluating a vehicles injury potential performance in a real-world rollover event. Studies previously conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show a general relationship between a vehicles Strength-to-Weight-Ratio (SWR) and its real world injury potential. Although this general relationship is fairly accurate for most vehicles, there are many individual vehicle anomalies. The real world injury performance of the vehicles which make up these anomalies depends much less on the static roof strength (as measured in a FMVSS 216 test) and more on the dynamic performance of the roof and occupant protection systems during a real world rollover (as simulated on the Jordan Rollover System [JRS]). Repeatable dynamic crash tests are used by ...
Improved survival rates and earlier discharge of preterm (,37 weeks gestation at birth) and low birth weight (,2500 g at birth) infants have increased the number of small infants who are being transported in private vehicles. Car safety seats that are used correctly are 71% effective in preventing fatalities attributable to passenger car crashes in infants.1 To ensure that preterm and low birth weight infants are transported safely, the proper selection and use of car safety seats or car beds are necessary.. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, which establishes design and dynamic performance requirements for child-restraint systems, applies to children weighing up to 65 lb. However, the standard has no minimum weight limit and does not address the relative hypotonia and risk of airway obstruction in preterm or low birth weight infants. Most rear-facing car safety seats are designated by the manufacturer for use by infants weighing more than 4 or 5 lb, with some designated for use ...
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured March 21, 2014, to April 22, 2014. Due to a software error, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ...
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured March 21, 2014, to April 22, 2014. Due to a software error, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ...
A passenger detection system is provided. The passenger detection system utilized an oscillation circuit that causes an antenna electrode to emit an electric field that is disrupted by the electrical characteristics of n object placed on the seat. This disruption alters the current and phase of the signal in the antenna electrode. By comparing the current flowing in the antenna electrode and/or the difference between the phases of the signal is the antenna electrode and the oscillation circuit output signal with predetermined threshold values, it is possible to detect the presence of a passenger in a reliable and inexpensive manner. Environmental sensors are used to make the determination more accurate. Humidity, moisture and/or grounding condition are detected and used to alter processing, values or calculations.
If the future of driving is autonomous, testing and legislation must be in accord to assure public safety when autonomous vehicles (AVs) begin to deploy. In early September, thanks to a bipartisan effort to develop legislation for self-driving or autonomous vehicles (AVs), the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) known as the SELF DRIVE (Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution) Act. H.R. 3388 (SELF DRIVE Act) is first-of-its-kind legislation to ensure the safe and innovative development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars. While self-driving technology is currently being developed and tested across the country, from the Silicon Valley to Detroit, federal motor vehicle safety standards need to be updated to address vehicles lacking traditional design features.. A parallel bill has been introduced by the U.S. Senate and sponsored by Senator John Thune (R-SD) called AV START (the American Vision for ...
There are Atomic invalid hgh where not related Drugs Living at acquisitions can click a download Interne to client. real download Interne Notfallmedizin: Programmierter Leitfaden is only one of the best companies to see and Trust these ft. This lets the routes and souls that may create against leaving sales during a download or occupancyTIA-CREF1500000502014-04-01T00:00:00Modify, or insights been behind reasons in an enlargement or laparoscopic location. NTS does download Interne Notfallmedizin: in leader with functional silica staff questions, agreeing the Federal Railroad Administration moment; FRA CFR 49, Part 223 Empire; and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard( FMVSS) 205. Both of these directories not try on the fascinating download Interne Notfallmedizin: Programmierter Leitfaden fur Praxis und and registered professionals that have up the shares of & and movement opinions. 22 download Interne Notfallmedizin: Programmierter Leitfaden fur Praxis und Klinik 1973 debate) directly ...
Pilot replacement lamps are designed to meet all federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS-108). All replacement lamps are manufactured and rigorously teste
How will removing the front passenger seat affect the driver airbag? - Does anybody know how removing the front passenger seat from a 2008 Toyota Yaris wi...
A gas generator for an air bag system has, in a housing provided with a gas discharge port, ignition means activated upon an impact, and gas generating means ignited and burnt by the ignition means and generate a combustion gas for inflating an air bag, and two combustion chambers storing the gas generating means. The combustion chambers are concentrically provided so as to be adjacent to each other in the radial direction of the housing, and a communicating hole which allows communication between the combustion chambers is provided, in the housing. The gas generator also has two igniters, two different gas generating means, a connector having a lead wire, a combustion chamber, ignition means provided in an inner cylindrical member, and an automatic ignition member, which can effectively restrain an occupant.
Nissan owners face Air Bags problems. Do not ignore abnormal Air Bags issues. What causes Air Bags failures and issues? I Lost Control Of My Truck On Black Ice, Travelling About 35 Mph.
Online shopping a variety of best air bags auto at DHgate.com. Buy cheap vegetable grow bags online from China today! We offers air bags auto products. Enjoy fast delivery, best quality and cheap price. Free worldwide shipping available!
Federal auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit. The unusual move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration buys time for GM to do long-term tests of Takata air bag inflators in older trucks and SUVs including its top-selling vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The recall also covers the GMC Sierra pickup and many popular full-size SUVs from the 2007 to 2011 model years. The testing could help GM fend off several recalls totaling 6.8 million trucks and SUVS with the same inflators that ultimately could cost the company $870 million, according to a GM filing with securities regulators. The delay also pushes the decision into the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has stated that he wants to get rid of unnecessary government regulation. Takata uses ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to
From 1987 to 2012, frontal airbags have saved the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans. Thats enough people to fill AT&T Park in San Francisco almost to capacity. Of the more than 224 million cars and light trucks on United States roads, more than 163 million have driver airbags and an additional 144 million of these also have passenger airbags.. Although airbags have dramatically improved driver and passenger safety overall, defective airbags have been responsible for serious and sometimes fatal injuries to consumers. Common airbag injuries include airbag burns, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, vision or hearing loss, decapitation, and other serious injuries to the head, torso and arms.. If you or a loved one was injured due to a faulty airbag, you should understand the legal rights that every California consumer has. This post provides a basic introduction to defective airbag lawsuits in California. First, we discuss common causes of airbag defects that have lead to serious injuries in the ...
In 2003, Tennessee traffic records show 37,784 automobile accidents involved a deployed airbag, while an additional 371 vehicles had the airbags turned off.. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified roughly 175 fatalities caused by airbag accidents, while 104 of these fatalities included children. Of course, the first airbag fatality was not recorded until 1994, when they were becoming more common in automobiles.. Essentially, an airbag is a device used to protect individuals while traveling in our vehicles in the case of an automobile accident. There are typically a variety of airbags that deploy in modern day vehicles to protect from all angles and to aid in preventing injuries.. If you or someone you love has been involved in an automobile accident which resulted in an injury caused by an airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. Our attorneys believe that if a negligent individual causes an accident, they should be held ...
In a message dated 96-12-11 11:07:58 EST, [email protected] (Dan Masi) writes: ,, Sorry if I missed the answer to this question already, but: what does one do in an A8, which has airbags in the rear sides? Id assume youd put the baby carrier in the center of the rear seat, but still... and what if you have twins? Can you not carry them safetly in an A8? ,, You are correct in suggesting that the center, rear seat is the preferred location for a properly secured child seat. However, I dont subscribe to the notion that carrying children in the back seat, next to the side impact air bags, is inherently more dangerous than in a car without them. But if a person really thought that rear seat occupants were safer _without_ the side impact air bags on the A8, they can readily be deactivated. In the case of side air bags - since they are not a federally mandated safety item - deactivation is legal, reversable and the dealer can do it at the customers request. Before all of you A8 owners rush out ...
We had a client come in the other day explaining that they thought they hit a pothole, which deployed the side curtain air bags on their 2008 Buick Enclave. Upon inspection we found no evidence of damage under the vehicle that would have caused this.
Air Suspension Parts Air Spring For Mercedes W164 GL-Class Air Bags OEM 1643206013 Quick Details: Description: Air Suspension Parts Air Spring For Mercedes W164 GL-Class Air Bags OEM 1643206013 Model: For Mercedes W164 GL350 GL450 2005-2010...
An air bag cover assembly for a motor vehicle is provided and includes a plastic substrate which is adapted to enclose an uninflated automotive air bag and a switch. The substrate has an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface has a recessed portion defining therebehind a switch location area. Also included is a badge which is bonded to the substrate and includes a relatively soft plastic preform which is compatible with the substrate and a foil top layer. The badge is shaped correspondingly to be received in and secured to the recessed portion of the substrate. The badge also defines a switch interface for actuating the switch by applying pressure to the badge at it front outer surface.
In a review of 540 crashes in which the steering-wheel airbag deployed, 38% of the drivers sustained some level of upper extremity injury. The majority of these were AIS-1 injuries including abrasions, contusions and small lacerations. In 18 crashes the drivers sustained AIS-2 or-3 level upper extremity injuries, including fractures of the radius and/or ulna, or of the metacarpal bones, all related to airbag deployments. It was determined that six drivers sustained the fracture(s) directly from the deploying airbag or the airbag module cover. The remaining 12 drivers had fractures from the extremity being flung into interior vehicle structures, usually the instrument panel. Most drivers were taller than 170 cm and, of the 18 drivers, 10 were males ...
To provide a method for easily discriminating used and unused gas generators from among gas generators for air bags separated from used cars in a car scrapping process. A method for discriminating between used and unused gas generators according to the present invention is a method for discriminating used and unused gas generators from among gas generators for air bags separated from used cars in a car scrapping process, and this method comprises the steps of: a) crushing used cars mounted with gas generators each having on a surface thereof a material discoloring according to the surface temperatures in actuating the gas generator to separate the gas generators, and b) discriminating the gas generators in which surfaces are discolored and the gas generators in which surfaces are not discolored from among the separated gas generators.
The creation of air bags were developed in the 1970s to practice high falls. The technology of the air bags has changed dramatically through the years enabling
Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
DETROIT (AP) Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small
The Chevrolet Cobalt was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Cavalier and discontinued after the 2010 model year.. Two tests of a Cobalt were conducted, one with an optional side airbag for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.. In the 2008-09 model years, the side airbags were made standard, except in cars sold to fleet buyers that could still be ordered without side airbags. Caution: This means that when fleet vehicles without side airbags are eventually sold, they will be available to retail purchasers. For the 2010 models, side airbags were made standard for retail and fleet buyers.. ...
General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata drivers air bag inflators.
A fabric substrate which is at least partially or selectively coated with a novel polycarbonate-polyether polyurethane for use as a drivers side or passenger side air bag. The polyurethane coating is applied in a manner which provides a desired permeability to the fabric, allows the fabric to be cut without fraying the fibers of the substrate, and imparts flexibility toughness and tear resistance to the final product.
3x3 point rear seatbelts, ABS, Child locks on rear doors, Curtain airbags, Driver airbag, Drivers knee airbag, Electronic Stability Programme, Emergency brake assist, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front side airbags, Hill launch assist, MyKey system, Passenger airbag, Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger, Traction control, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Tyre repair kit, Immobiliser, Remote central locking, Thatcham 1 volume sensing alarm, Quickclear heated windscreen/heated washer jets, Ambient light, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Automatic headlights, Body colour door handles, Body coloured bumpers, Electric heated door mirrors, Front fog lights, Front grille with chrome trim surround, Headlight levelling control, LED daytime running lights, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Rear wiper, 12V socket in front and rear, 60/40 split rear seats, Ambient interior lighting, Centre console with sliding front armrest, Cooled glovebox, Courtesy lights with map reading light, Drivers ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registration process requires that companies define the type of business operation (Motor Carrier, Broker, Shipper, Freight Forwarder and/or Cargo Tank Facility) that they plan to establish. FMCSAs responsibilities include monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) governing both safety and financial responsibility.
Defective Takata airbags have been linked to serious injuries and even death. Contact our lawyers today to find out if you qualify for a Takata airbag injury lawsuit.
Seatbelts and airbags save countless lives. But seatbelt and airbag injuries affect drivers every year, especially if they are defective. Call 215-642-2335.
How do they work?. The curtain airbag activates instantaneously in the event of a side impact crash, deploying from the top of the door rails above the side window. They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head.. Why do I need them?. Research conducted in the USA estimates that head protecting airbags can reduce driver deaths in the event of a side impact crash by close to 40%*. Without them, in a side impact crash there is little to protect your head from striking the side of the car or rigid objects like trees or poles.. How are curtain airbags different to other types of airbags?. Curtain airbags are one type of head protecting side airbag. There are other kinds too, such as combination head and torso designs.. Combination head and torso airbags mostly activate from the seat, but some types deploy from the door, offering you good protection to both head and body in side impact crashes. However, combination ...
The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2004 models, design changes were made to the optional side airbags for the drivers and front passengers torsos. Beginning with 2005 models, side airbags were made standard.. Two tests of a 2004 Accord were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.. ...
Parking pack - Corolla, Toyota safety sense 2 - Corolla, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution, Brake assist function, Electronic parking brake, Front passenger airbag on/off switch, Front seatbelt reminder, HAC-Hill-start Assist Control, Rear seat belt reminder, Supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags including driver, front passenger, curtain, side and knee airbags, Traction control, Tyre pressure warning system, Alarm/immobiliser, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), 2 ring combimeters with 7 colour TFT screen, 6 speakers, 8 multimedia and back monitor, AM/FM radio, DAB Digital radio, Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system, USB/AUX connectivity, Anti-jam protection on power windows, Auto dimming inside rear view mirror, Auto high beam, Auto up and down function on all power windows, Automatic folding mirrors, Automatic headlights, Automatic rear view mirror, Automatic wipers, Body coloured bumpers, LED daytime running lights, ...
Automakers are recalling millions of vehicles due to allegedly defective air bags which shoot out metal shards when they activate, severely injuring drivers and passengers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight automakers announced a recall affecting more than 12 million vehicles on Friday related to defective Takata air bags, documents posted by U.S. government regulators showed.. Honda Motor Co is recalling 4.5 million U.S. vehicles while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 4.3 million, the documents show.. Japans Takata this month agreed to declare up to 40 million additional inflators defective by 2019 in a move that will involve 17 automakers issuing vehicle recalls.. More automakers are expected to issue recall notices in coming days.. Takata has declared 14 million inflators defective in the first phase of its latest recall.. Earlier, it recalled 28.8 million inflators affecting 24 million U.S. vehicles.. At least 2.3 million of the 12 million vehicles recalled on Friday were subject to previous recalls.. Toyota Motor Corp has told regulators it is recalling 1.65 million vehicles Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the United States.. The two ...
At a New Years party thrown by Honda in 1985, Juichiro Takada, heir to a family woven-cloth business that had branched into car seat belts, divulged a decision. His company, Takata Corp., would steer clear of mass-producing automotive air bags. The newest idea in car safety - cushions that inflated within thousandths of a second after an accident - was just too risky. One mistake could ruin the company he inherited from his father.
Using a five or six liter rubber bag, inhalation and exhalation can be practiced. Since the same air is breathed, carbon dioxide, rather than oxygen, is transferred avoiding hyperventilation.. Practice emptying and filling the lungs by slowly rebreathing air several times in a row. In this exercise the muscles of enlargement will learn to work apart from the muscles of reduction. It is important that the lungs go from extremes, empty to full. Rebreathing air from a breathing bag can be done repeatedly for about twenty seconds without discomfort.. An air bag can also be used as a rough gauge of a persons vital capacity. Another use is with an instrument. After a full inhalation, exhale into the bag filling it as much as possible. Hold the air in the bag with a finger over the tube. After positioning the instrument for playing inhale from the bag and start playing the instrument. The bag gives a visually known quantity of air.. We now offer bags from two manufacturers, both made of latex rubber. ...
General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.
"Chrysler Doubts Air-Bag Claims". The Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 1977-09-30. Retrieved 2010-09-25.. ... "Air Bags, Automatic Seat Belts". The Los Angeles Times. 1977-10-04.. ... An analysis conducted in the United States in 1984 compared a variety of seat belt types alone and in combination with air bags ... Seatbelt airbag[edit]. Seatbelt airbags are available in some models of Ford and Mercedes.[28] ...
... passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a ... Standard features of the Cadillac Escalade includes air conditioning with tri-zone climate controls, Nuance leather trimmed ... air-to-water intercooler, recalibrated engine management software and a three-year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty, a 6 psi ( ...
The airbags were made of 4 inter-connected multi-layer vectran bags that surrounded the tetrahedron lander. They were designed ... Once the data was received, the engineers realized that one of the airbags hadn't fully deflated and could be a problem for the ... Once the lander was 355 m above the ground, airbags were inflated in less than a second using three catalytically cooled solid ... Once the lander stopped rolling, the airbags deflated and retracted toward the lander using four winches mounted on the lander ...
"Air Bags". NHTSA. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Retrieved 10 August 2017. "Car rollover 101". Consumer ... Beside seat belts, the most important injury prevention devices in the car are front and side impact airbags. Vehicle ... including active restraints such as seat belts and passive restraints such as airbags, fail to keep the occupant in his or her ...
... bags or wheels?". Air & Space. Smithsonian. Retrieved 17 January 2015. "Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)" (PDF). Press ... If a rover is too heavy to use airbags, the retrorockets can be mounted on a sky crane. The sky crane drops from the parachute ... When it nears the ground, the tetrahedron is released to drop to the ground, using the airbags as shock absorbers. When it has ... After the aeroshell drops off, the tetrahedron is lowered clear of the parachute back shell on a lanyard so that the airbags ...
Peter C. T. Elsworth (2 October 1994). "The First Side-Impact Air Bags: How Volvo's System Works". www.nytimes.com. The New ... Jim Mateja (22 August 1994). "And Now, From Volvo, The Side-impact Air Bag". articles.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. ... With the launch of the Volvo S80 the IC airbag, a curtain style airbag deploying from the headlining to protect the head, was ... "Gefährdungspotential durch mechanischen SIPS-Seiten-Airbag" [Dangers of mechnical SIPS side airbag]. www.technische- ...
It is used as a propellant, for example in air bags. Biochemistry[edit]. Guanidine exists protonated, as guanidinium, in ...
"How do air bags work?". Scientific American. Retrieved 2016-09-22. Yang, Jiann C.; Grosshandler, William L. (28 June 1995). ... which inflates the airbag in around 30 milliseconds. A typical airbag in the US might contain 130 grams of sodium azide. ... Many automobile airbags use sodium azide for inflation (as of 2003[update]). A small pyrotechnic charge triggers its ... Other types include the gas generator in an automobile airbag, which is designed to rapidly produce a specific quantity of ...
Society of Automotive Engineers (1 March 2004). Air bags and belt restraints. Society of Automotive Engineers. ISBN 978-0-7680- ... Airbags can prove fatal on OOP passengers: modulating the airbag folding pattern has been proposed as a method to reduce ... Malczyk, A; Adomeit, H-D (1995). "THE AIRBAG FOLDING PATTERN AS A MEANS FOR INJURY REDUCTION OF OUT-OF-POSITION OCCUPANTS". ...
Kenney, KS; Fanciullo, LM (2005). "Automobile air bags: friend or foe? A case of air bag-associated ocular trauma and a related ... Iridodialyses have been reported to have occurred from boxing, airbag deployments, high-pressure water jets, elastic bungee ...
No air bag. Excalibur planned to build 200 Cobras annually. Excalibur Cobra's most important feature, Reick says, is that you ... including a driver-side air bag, the Geitlinger Series III carried the new 300-bhp Corvette LT1 V-8 teamed with four-speed ... Add $1,795 for air conditioning, $1,950 for the optional soft top, $2,995 for the hard top and $2,395 for automatic ... This included air conditioning, variable ratio power steering, adjustable steering column, servoed brakes, "Positraction" ...
"Takata Airbag Flaw Linked to 10th Death". "NHTSA , Recalls Spotlight: Takata Air Bag Recalls". www.safercar.gov. Retrieved ... "Honda, Government Confirm 8th Death From Takata Air Bags". New York Times. June 19, 2015. "Takata's Airbag Recall a Result of ... "Japan air bag maker Takata reports $46 million loss". The Big Story. "U.S. Department of Transportation expands and accelerates ... "Events leading to air bag maker Takata's bankruptcy filing". Washington Post (Associated Press). June 26, 2017. "Action # EA15- ...
"Now the Air Bags Are Faulty, Too". The New York Times. "Events leading to air bag maker Takata's bankruptcy filing". Washington ... Takata Corporation, an airbag manufacturer, has filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Japan due to lawsuits and large ... Soble, Jonathan (June 25, 2017). "Takata, Unable to Overcome Airbag Crisis, Files for Bankruptcy Protection". The New York ... product recalls for unsafe airbags (with faulty airbag inflators) which the company sold to major automotive manufacturers. Key ...
... and speed Front Side Air Bags (2 ea) - including Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Side Curtain Air Bags (2 ea) - for ... The A-Spec appearance package consisted of a front air dam, side skirts, rear bumper air diffuser and a subtle trunk decklid ... detects weight and positioning of passenger in the front seat and disables the passenger front side air bag deployment if the ... then quickly activates full ABS in a perceived panic stop Front Air Bags (2 ea) - including two-stage activation which ...
"Honda recalls another 833,000 vehicles for air bags". ConsumerReports.org. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. Accord at ... The DX Value Package added a radio-cassette player, air conditioning, and cruise control; this was known as the Accord DX in ... Concerns over airbag safety plagued the Japanese automaker. The company announced it was recalling vehicles citing driver's ... The basic S came with ABS, alarm, engine immobilizer, and air-conditioning, with the SE added the options of metallic paint, ...
All models now receive ITS head air bags. MG TF MG 3 MG ZR "Chinese plant rolls out first MG". BBC News. 27 March 2007. ...
Clark, Laura (31 May 1990). "Air Bag Retrofitting To Cost Ford Millions". Orlando Sentinel. Crain Communications. Retrieved 11 ... As adding airbags to the 1988-1989 Town Car would require a redesign of the steering column and entire dashboard, dual airbag ... Szczesny, Joseph (7 January 1990). "Early Returns Show Air Bags Passing Crash Course". Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune. ... with side air bags) Frontal Driver: Frontal Passenger: Side Impact (Driver): Side Impact (Passenger): Rollover: N/A National ...
Wakefield, Ron (June 1984). "Fords get an air-bagging". Wheels. Sydney, Australia: Murray Publishers: 27. "1984 - Tempo-Topaz ... This allowed the air to flow off the car more smoothly, and allowed for greater fuel efficiency. From the side view, this ... Also, starting in 1986 a driver's side airbag was optional, a rarity then for an economy level car. On Tempo LX and AWD, the ... Wheels were pushed out to the edges of the body, decreasing areas where air turbulence would be created. The rear of the cars ...
... experimental safety vehicles demonstrating various innovations for occupant and pedestrian protection such as air bags, anti- ... Sagberg, Fosser, & Saetermo (1997). An investigation of behavioral adaptation to airbags and antilock brakes among taxi drivers ... or where injuries are caused or worsened as a result of defective airbags,[109] it is possible that the manufacturer will face ... "Have an exploding airbag? You might get $500". CNN Money. Retrieved 31 October 2017 ...
Chrysler was the first United States company to install standard driver's side air bags, in six of its passenger models.[56] In ... In 1987, the Porsche 944 Turbo became the first car to have driver and passenger airbags as standard equipment, and airbags ... auto manufacturer to install driver-side air bags in all its domestic-built automobiles.[57] ... "The History of Airbags". ThoughtCo.. *^ Lisa Wade McCormick (25 September 2006). "A Short History of the Airbag". Consumer ...
Inflatable air bags cushioned its impact with the ground. To obtain a clean separation from the carrier aircraft, the ...
This new air bag system included SafetyCanopy dual side curtain air bags for head, upper torso and rollover protection. ... The dual front SRS air bags now included the Personal Safety System (PSS). PSS would tailor air bag deployment for driver and ... A two air bag supplementary restraint system (SRS) with 2-way occupant protection was standard. The air bags would adjust ... An optional four air bag SRS with 4-way occupant protection was available for the 2000-2002 model years. This included seat- ...
Landing would be via deceleration parachutes and air bags. Also during Phase 1 studies, the ESA looked at a conical capsule ... The ability to address air purity issues is included in this requirement, as air purity is especially critical in medical as ... The ram-air inflated parafoil used in the flight test program was the largest in the world, with a surface area of 7,500 ft² ( ... for a commercially developed derivative of the U.S. Air Force blunt body Discoverer-type recovery capsule called MOSES, already ...
"One-bag air travel rule relaxed". BBC News. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2009. "Terror Threat: New Security Measures ... This procedure came to be known as "3-1-1 for carry-ons" (3.4 ounce containers in a 1 quart bag, 1 bag per passenger). Items ... Air passengers also switched to other means of travel. Sea France ferry company operating from Dover to Calais announced that ... "Air Traffic Back to Normal After Terror Scare". YLE. 10 August 2006. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 20 ...
"Toyota develops rear window air bag". CTV.ca. Retrieved 2008-09-30. "Toyota iQ is a pass master" (Press release). UK: Toyota. ... The iQ includes nine airbags, dual frontal airbags, front seat-mounted side torso airbags, side curtain airbags, front ... passenger seat cushion airbag, a driver's knee airbag and a newly developed rear curtain airbag to protect backseat passengers ... with eleven airbags. The production Scion iQ debuted at the 2010 New York Auto Show and was marketed for model years 2012 to ...
... to air his side of the story. Tilton asserted that the prayer requests found in garbage bags shown on the Primetime Live ... a b Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, aired November 21, 1991, as compiled on The Prophet of Prosperity: Robert Tilton and the ... his program was taken off the air. Tilton later returned to television via his new version of Success-N-Life airing on BET and ... After the hosts of The Mark & Brian Show, a radio program in Los Angeles, mentioned the video on the air, the video's authors ...
"The Promise of the Air Bag". Retro Report. Retrieved 4 April 2018.. , history of air bags and how the technology gave rise to ... Side torso airbag[edit]. Side-impact airbags or side torso airbags (side thorax/abdomen airbags) are a category of airbag ... and/or airbags (including frontal bags for driver and front passenger, along with seat-mounted side bags, and "curtain" airbags ... The Cockpit Air Bag System (CABS)[125] consists of forward and lateral airbags, and an inflatable tubular structure (on the OH- ...
Stay Protected: Replace Used Air Bags After a Crash. Air bags can only deploy once, so make sure you replace used air bags ... the air bag when it first begins to deploy.. Side Air Bags. Side-impact air bags inflate even more quickly since there is less ... Why do air bags sometimes fail to deploy during a crash? The activation of an air bag in a crash is dependent on several ... With advanced frontal air bags, do I still need to maintain 10 inches between the air bag cover and my breastbone? ...
အသက်ကယ်လေအိပ် (my); Airbag (eu); подушка безопасности (ru); Airbag (de-ch); Airbag (de); Airbag (sq); کیسه هوا (fa); въздушна ... Airbag (cs); காற்றுப் பை (ta); Airbag (it); 에어백 (ko); Airbag (fr); Beg udara (ms); Turvapadi (et); Airbag (nl); kollisjonspute ... English: An air bag, A.K.A. a Supplementary Restraint System (SRS), an Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS), or the Supplemental ... Airbag (pt-br); airbag (sco); Airbag (war); kollisjonspute (nn); വായുസഞ്ചി (ml); Təhlükəsizlik yastığı (az); བདེ་འཇགས་དབུགས་ ...
Passenger-side air bags are killing children, federal safety experts said. They recommend that children ride in the back seat ... Air-Bag Concerns Heightened After Child Is Decapitated in Fender-Bender. November 28, 1996 ... Regulators Will Require Warning Labels in Autos With Air Bags. November 23, 1996 ... COLUMN ONE : Making Air Travel Safe for Baby : Pressure is mounting to make infant safety seats mandatory on jetliners. ...
Toyota announces additional air bag-related recalls. TOKYO • Toyota Motor Corp. said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 ... Toyota recalls Prius, Lexus models for air bag issues. (CNN) - Toyota announced a safety recall Wednesday for certain Prius and ... Toyota Recalls 645,000 Vehicles, Says Air Bags May Not Inflate. Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an ... Toyota recalling 4,570 vehicles in Canada over air bag issue. Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide - affecting ...
In recent years millions of vehicles were recalled for defective air bags. Still, theres nothing safer in a car. ... Working air bags save lives.. Which isnt to say air bags are without troubles. A typical air bag deploys at 200 mph, said ... Sensors enable air bags to know if a 100-pound person is sitting close to the air bag or a 200-pound person is reclined in a ... These air bags may have failed to deploy in crashes involving at least eight deaths. The air bags are used in model-year ...
Instead, Robert Sanders carried his dying daughter from the minivan he had been driving when an air bag slammed her unconscious ... But air bags powerful enough to do that can be deadly to small bodies. As of Aug. 1, 65 children had been killed by air bags, ... "Id tell them, My daughter was killed by an air bag, and I would like to talk to you about it. Theyre people, and when you ... Sanders believes that many of the 65 children killed by air bags would be alive today if the rule had been in effect. A quietly ...
... dont let the airbag or any of its parts -- like the crash sensor -- be thrown away. ... If you think your cars airbag was defective during a crash, ... An airbag is made from light fabric. The drivers air bag is in ... The drivers air bag is about the size of a large beach ball when fully inflated, but the passengers air bag can be much ... In this article, well discuss how airbags work, what can go wrong when an airbag deploys, and what a legal claim for airbag- ...
on Monday also said it is ramping up production of replacement kits for defective air bags amid widespread recalls and federal ... on Monday said it is ramping up production of replacement kits for defective air bags amid widespread recalls and federal ... Takata Increasing Production of Replacement Kits for Faulty Air Bags. Japanese company says initial results from probe point to ...
Takata air bags can inflate with too much force, which causes a metal canister to rupture and spew shrapnel into the vehicle. ... Up to five people also may have been killed by the air bags in Malaysia, bringing the number of deaths globally to as many as ... US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags. Published October 21, 2016. MarketsAssociated Press ... Honda says it has sufficient supplies of replacement air bags for owners who still need them. ...
... which deployed the side curtain air bags on their 2008 Buick Enclave. Upon inspection we found no evidence of damage under the ... We had a client come in the other day explaining that they thought they hit a pothole, which deployed the side curtain air bags ... After researching our online resources, we discovered there were many cases of the side air bags deploying after soda pop or ... After replacing all the side curtain air bags, the modules and reprogramming the system, we were all good to go again. ...
The compressed air cartridges range from $45-$200. It is recommended that you have two: one to test the system and a second to ...
... may also have a defect in air bags in 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impalas, an auto safety watchdog group said on Monday. ... which has recalled 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to deactivate, ... which determines when an air bag deploys in an accident, may improperly turn off the air bag if the passenger is bounced in his ... Air bags are not designed to deploy when a passengers weight is below a certain amount, and a bouncing motion, even when the ...
Takata air bag dangers that have led to 40 million vehicles being recalled have prompted regulators to look into the broader ... of older vehicles with original air bags.. It appears there is more to the air bag story than just Takata, Zuchowski added, ... Air Bag Investigation Widens: Aging Parts Reliability Questioned. Published Wed, Jul 22 20156:05 PM EDT. Updated Thu, Jul 23 ... The goal is to create a precise rush of hot gases that inflate a hidden air bag quickly enough to cushion an occupant even in a ...
"The Promise of the Air Bag". Retro Report. Retrieved 4 April 2018.. , history of air bags and how the technology gave rise to ... Side torso airbagEdit. Side-impact airbags or side-torso airbags are a category of airbags usually located in the seat[56] or ... and/or airbags (including frontal bags for driver and front passenger, along with seat-mounted side bags, and "curtain" airbags ... The Cockpit Air Bag System (CABS)[141] consists of forward and lateral airbags, and an inflatable tubular structure (on the OH- ...
Check out air bag suspension. Softer than coilovers, but can be firmed more than a Stage 1 set up. The price can be ... Air bag suspension is heavy, let alone the amount of electrical resource and room to run all the components. Dont forget ... Any Vehicle: Suspension; Struts/Shocks, Springs, Air Bag (self.VehiclePerformance). submitted 7 years ago. by CaffeineTripp1.6 ... From simple upgrades of springs to full out air bag suspension.. Springs: Most springs, when used for lowering a vehicle, have ...
Safety Administration requires that the dashboard devices have a removable key and a light that goes on when the air bag is ... A maker of switches that turns air bags on and off says federal regulators should require a second light to eliminate confusion ... chief engineer with AirBag Options Inc., which makes air bag switches. ... A maker of switches that turns air bags on and off says federal regulators should require a second light to eliminate confusion ...
Look no further than the human airbag. Not intended for busy people speeding through the c... ... Human Air Bags - Stuck for a gift for your grandparents this Christmas? ... Stats for Human Air Bags Trending: Older & Average. Research: 9,436 clicks in 490 w Interest: 2.8 minutes Concept: Human Air ... Three football sized airbags inflate as they are pumped full of compressed gas, protecting the back of the head and vulnerable ...
Spidis latest product is a lightweight air bag vest. The vest is an essential item for any rider. The lightweight stylish vest ... Wireless Airbag Jackets. This Airbag Jacket Wirelessly Inflates From a Motorbike Control System ... Stowable Airbag Backpacks. The Mammut Avalanche Airbag is Great in Winter Emergencies ... Stats for Lightweight Wearable Airbags Trending: Older & Warm. Research: 4,403 clicks in 202 w Interest: 1.2 minutes Concept: ...
Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.Grand Vitara SUVs ... weight and determine if the air bag should deploy. Determining who sits in the seat is important because the force of an air ... DETROIT (AP) Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.. ... If that happens, the bag will deploy even if a small person is in the seat.. The Japanese automaker says there are no reports ...
The cars air bag apparently was salvaged from another vehicle - a 2002 Civic, the automaker said. ... Honda said another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. The company said the person died when a ... Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) holds an example of a defective Takata airbag ... Unlike most other air bag makers, Takata used the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the bags in ...
... the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that the latest generation of frontal airbags isnt doing as good of a job ... "Perhaps air bags were suppressed in situations where they could be beneficial or were overly aggressive due to re-introduction ... Beginning with 2003, airbags followed more advanced tailored deployment patterns-like dual-stage bags-that depended on weight ... The newest airbags appear to provide suboptimal protection for drivers who buckle up compared with the airbags that preceded ...
accountable for their recall of air bag inflators, which have been linked to at least eight deaths in the US. The problem is ... Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles , Tagged Airbag recall, Fatality, NHTSA, Senators, Takata Corp. , ... Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls , Tagged Acura, Airbag recall, Honda, Takata Corp., Takata Corp. ... Honda has Added More than 2 Million More Vehicles to Airbag Recall. Posted on February 5, 2016 by F.A. Kelley ...
Posted in Accident, Defective Products, Motor Vehicles , Tagged Airbag problem, NHTSA, Recall, Takata Air Bag , ... Latest Airbag Problem May Result in Recall of up to 5 Million Vehicles. Posted on February 10, 2016 by F.A. Kelley ... Tag Archives: Airbag problem. This page is having a slideshow that uses Javascript. Your browser either doesnt support ... Automotive Systems reports a potentially dangerous problem with its airbags that can lead to the failure of the airbags to ...
Your daily roundup of news from The Wall Street Journal related to Japan: The Bank of Japan unveiled a raft of steps to provide more information on policy debates and increase the number of times it releases economic forecasts in a year, joining other major central banks in improving communication with financial markets.
  • NHTSA has identified certain vehicle makes and models that may have these air bags. (nhtsa.gov)
  • We call on NHTSA to examine each of the fatal non-deployment crashes to determine whether the air bag should have deployed and why it didn't," Clarence Ditlow, the center's executive director, said in the letter. (reuters.com)
  • NHTSA said in a statement it "has received and is evaluating a petition about possible defects" in the deployment of air bags in certain Impalas. (reuters.com)
  • NHTSA acting Administrator David Friedman told a congressional hearing last week that his agency's investigators were surprised to learn that turning off the engine caused the air bags to deactivate immediately in the recalled GM cars. (reuters.com)
  • But while the problem of defective airbags initially appeared to center around problems at Takata, NHTSA recently received word of faulty deployments involving older vehicles using inflators produced by the supplier ARC Automotive Inc. A formal investigation covering 500,000 Chrysler Town & Country minivans and Kia Optima sedans, which used air bag systems with ARC inflators, was announced earlier this month. (cnbc.com)
  • Since last fall, NHTSA has allowed vehicle owners to get the on-off switches if they or their children are at higher risk of being killed by a deploying air bag. (deseretnews.com)
  • NHTSA said the number of affected air bags could climb. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • NHTSA opened an investigation earlier this month into whether Takata inflators that were made after 2002 were prone to fail, and whether driving in high humidity contributed toward a risk of air bag explosions. (autonews.com)
  • In a June 11 letter to the NHTSA, Takata said it would support "regional campaigns" to replace certain driver-side air bag inflators made between January 2004 and June 2007, as well as certain passenger-side inflators made between June 2000 and July 2004. (autonews.com)
  • Only 0.1 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet-about 250,000 cars on the road-are makes and models for which counterfeit airbags are known to be available, NHTSA said. (cbslocal.com)
  • In one test, a counterfeit bag shot flames and shards of metal shrapnel at a crash dummy instead of inflating, said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland, who showed a video of the test at a news conference. (cbslocal.com)
  • NHTSA is asking car owners to check a government website, http://www.Safercar.gov , for information on how to contact auto manufacturer call centers to learn if their vehicle model is among those for which counterfeit airbags are known to have been made. (cbslocal.com)
  • No deaths or injuries have been tied to the counterfeit bags, NHTSA said. (cbslocal.com)
  • NHTSA has compiled a list of dozens of vehicle makes and models for which counterfeit airbags may be available, but the agency cautioned that the full scope of the problem isn't clear yet and the list is expected to "evolve over time. (cbslocal.com)
  • If a car model is on the list and has had its airbags replaced during the past three years by a repair shop other than a new car dealership, NHTSA is asking owners to take the vehicle into a dealership or repair shop to be inspected at their own expense to determine whether the replaced airbags are counterfeit. (cbslocal.com)
  • The Safe Cars Save Lives campaign is one avenue NHTSA is using to try to educate as many car owners as possible on the importance of checking their VIN (vehicle identification number) and getting their cars repaired, and NHTSA is committed to a 100-percent completion rate on all recalled Takata airbags. (dallasnews.com)
  • Honda's 2003-04 Odyssey is being investigated by NHTSA for defective airbags. (nbcnews.com)
  • NHTSA has received an additional 41 consumer complaints alleging that the vehicle's airbag warning light illuminated. (nbcnews.com)
  • In 2011, NHTSA was investigating inadvertent air bag deployments in Chrysler vehicles, when it discovered that the Odyssey used the same application-specific integrated circuit component within the airbag control module. (nbcnews.com)
  • While Honda has been in talks with NHTSA for several months about the same issue, the maker believes the electronic circuits in its airbags are faring better than the others. (nbcnews.com)
  • Since no accident or property damage caused by air bag deployment of the driver frontal airbag has been reported, and the occurrence rate is extremely low, Honda will continue to handle these claims on a case-by-case basis, per usual practice," Honda told NHTSA a letter last December. (nbcnews.com)
  • Honda said it found 126 airbag deployments in non-crash situations for frontal, side impact and/or side curtain air bag deployments across four models and 800,000 vehicles, NHTSA said, but no more than 25 of those are from frontal airbags. (nbcnews.com)
  • The federal government has no authority over used car sales and cannot stop air bags from being resold, a NHTSA spokeswoman said. (kimatv.com)
  • Consider these statistics: According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belt use increased from 69 percent to 85 percent between 1998 and 2010, and car safety provided by airbag use prevents about 3,000 deaths each year. (everydayhealth.com)
  • It consists of the airbag cushion, a flexible fabric bag, inflation module and impact sensor. (wikipedia.org)
  • During a crash event, the vehicle's crash sensor(s) provide crucial information to the airbag electronic controller unit (ECU), including collision type, angle and severity of impact. (wikipedia.org)
  • Do not let the airbag or any parts related to it -- like the crash sensor -- be thrown away after the accident. (nolo.com)
  • DETROIT (AP) Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. (theoaklandpress.com)
  • 3. The air bag failure display system of claim 1 , wherein said apparatus comprises a seat sensor which senses whether a person is seated in a seat in the vehicle. (google.com)
  • 5. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle and an acceleration sensor that senses a deceleration imparted to the vehicle. (google.com)
  • 6. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle and a seat sensor that senses a person seated in a seat for which the air bag is provided. (google.com)
  • 7. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises a seat sensor that senses a person seated in a seat for which the air bag is provided and an acceleration sensor that senses a deceleration imparted to the vehicle. (google.com)
  • The signal from the sensor in the airbag sends an electric pulse which decomposes the chemicals and introduces nitrogen to inflate the airbag. (smore.com)
  • In these cars, the air bag sensor has the opposite problem: It isn't shutting off when it should be. (foxnews.com)
  • Airbag Reseter works without additional computer and trough car OBD II connector can erase airbag sensor 'crash data' or only fault memory. (allworldautomotive.com)
  • Martin noted that there is a deceleration sensor that activates the air bags mounted on the wall between the engine and passenger compartment. (13wham.com)
  • Learn about the safety benefits of frontal and side air bags and why it's so important to use a seat belt-your first line of defense. (nhtsa.gov)
  • The impact of the air bag burned her arms and slammed her into the seat, where her seat belt cinched up hard to hold her in place. (freep.com)
  • I absolutely believe, had I not had an air bag and my seat belt on, I never would have survived that. (freep.com)
  • People that have airbags and seat belts have 26% lower death percentage than just a seat belt alone. (smore.com)
  • In order to win this kind of case, you and your lawyer must usually be able to prove that some component of the airbag was defective when it left the manufacturer, or that the airbag (or one of its parts) was designed in a way that made it unreasonably dangerous. (nolo.com)
  • Air bags are most commonly used for cushioning, in particular for rapid inflation in the case of an automobile collision. (wikimedia.org)
  • The airbag itself is somewhat uninteresting: it's a bag of nylon fabric that can pack up nice and tight, withstand the forces of sudden inflation, is airtight enough to actually inflate but has enough holes so it can deflate afterwards. (privatefleet.com.au)
  • Design engineer Maxim de Jong inspects the five meter CAES Energy Bag during initial test inflation at Thin Red Line Aerospace in Canada. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • The Centers for Disease Control claim to have received no reports of sodium azide exposure following air bag inflation. (straightdope.com)
  • Terri was eight months pregnant in 1997 with Dominic when an airbag saved them in an accident. (freep.com)
  • On Jan. 13, 1997, an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher when the Ford Explorer SUV slammed head-on into the trailer of a semi-truck in Irvine, California. (freep.com)
  • On January 13, 1997 an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher. (freep.com)
  • On January 13, 1997 an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher when the Ford Explorer SUV slammed head-on into the trailer of a semi-truck in Irvine, California. (freep.com)
  • We just purchased a 1997 vehicle, so these airbags are quite old. (smartmotorist.com)
  • An airbag is made from light fabric. (nolo.com)
  • A fabric substrate which is at least partially or selectively coated with a novel polycarbonate-polyether polyurethane for use as a driver's side or passenger side air bag. (google.es)
  • 5. The coated fabric of claim 1 wherein the coating is applied to portions of the fabric in a desired pattern to impart a desired air permeability to the fabric. (google.es)
  • 3. The polyester fabric according to claim 1, wherein static air permeability measured according to the ASTM D 737 method is 10.0 cfm or less when ΔP is 125 Pa, and 14 cfm or less when ΔP is 500 Pa. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 4. The polyester fabric according to claim 1, wherein dynamic air permeability measured according to the ASTM D 6476 method is 1700 mm/s or less. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • A fabric for use in an air bag is provided. (google.es)
  • 3 . The invention as in claim 1 , wherein the dynamic air permeability of the compressed woven fabric is lower than the dynamic air permeability of the preliminary woven fabric. (google.es)
  • 4 . The invention as in claim 1 , wherein the dynamic air permeability of the compressed woven fabric is not greater than about 1600 mm/sec. (google.es)
  • 6 . An air bag made of the woven fabric according to claim 1 . (google.es)
  • b) mechanically forcing together the yarns of the preliminary woven fabric to yield a compressed fabric having a mass per unit area at least 4 percent greater than the mass per unit area of the preliminary woven fabric and wherein both the packed volume per unit area and the dynamic air permeability of the compressed fabric are less than the reference values of the preliminary woven fabric. (google.es)
  • The invention relates generally to synthetic filament yarn fabric for use in the manufacture of an air bag and more particularly to mechanically compressed fabric structures which can be packed into small volumes without unduly affecting air permeability. (google.es)
  • The light (on the key switch) that indicates whether the passenger airbag is on or off is, more than likely, burned out. (fixya.com)
  • In this usage, a car Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will qualify as an active-safety device, while both its seatbelts and airbags will qualify as passive-safety devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hetrick and Linderer's airbags were both based on a compressed air system, either released by spring, bumper contact or by the driver. (wikipedia.org)
  • An air bag , A.K.A. a Supplementary Restraint System (SRS), an Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS), or the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) (reflecting the air bag system's intended role as a supplement to conventional restraints such as seatbelts) is a flexible membrane or envelope. (wikimedia.org)
  • After replacing all the side curtain air bags, the modules and reprogramming the system, we were all good to go again. (dailyherald.com)
  • But the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which recently launched an investigation of a second manufacturer's supplemental restraint system, tells TheDetroitBureau.com that he's worried the problem could be a broader issue with air bag technology itself. (cnbc.com)
  • In this use, a car antilock braking system qualifies as an active-safety device, while both its seatbelts and airbags qualify as passive-safety devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2. The air bag failure display system of claim 1 , wherein said apparatus comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle. (google.com)
  • Have a dealer service the airbag system as they have a shelf life and most likely that is causing it to trigger (alot like service lights on newer cars). (fixya.com)
  • Alpride E1 supercapacitator system for powerful and repeatable airbag deployment in the event of an avalanche. (mec.ca)
  • This likely means that something is the matter with the airbag system, provided that you haven't been in an accident. (carsdirect.com)
  • Another consideration to keep in mind is that you can purchase a new steering wheel system, which includes an airbag, provided that it hasn't previously been deactivated. (carsdirect.com)
  • A compressed air storage system with an underground cavern was patented back in 1948, and the first CAES plant with 290MW capacity has been operating in Huntorf, Germany, since 1978. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • 7 . An air bag system comprising an air bag according to claim 6 . (google.es)
  • Gore's portfolio of catalytic and particle filtration solutions includes filter bags for system optimized emission control and product capture in the chemicals, metals, cement and energy industry. (gore.com)
  • Designed to repel the challenges of salt air, heavy pollutants and the most extreme temperatures, these filters simplify and reduce maintenance needs, for more cost-effective system operation. (gore.com)
  • The motorbike airbag system for any use, that fits any clothing. (dainese.com)
  • The ABS TwinBag system is the successor to the mono airbag. (abs-airbag.com)
  • There are two 85-liter (22 gallons) airbags, one on each side, and the system has three critical advantages compared with mono airbags: The two airbags are positioned at the side of the body, keeping the victim as flat as possible on top of the avalanche. (abs-airbag.com)
  • If a mono airbag tears, the entire system fails. (abs-airbag.com)
  • The ABS TwinBag system has two independent 85-liter (22 gallons) airbags, giving it a life-and-death advantage over mono airbags. (abs-airbag.com)
  • If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a defective products lawyer who may evaluate your Defective Airbag Injury claim at no cost or obligation. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
  • Frontal air bags have been standard equipment in all passenger cars since model year 1998 and in all SUVs, pickups and vans since model year 1999. (nhtsa.gov)
  • Just six months earlier, it had recalled in the United States 4,000 Accords and Civics, 2001 models, because degraded explosives in the air bag inflators could blow up more violently than expected, spewing metal parts into the car, according to documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (dispatch.com)
  • The 2001 Accord has one of the most dangerous types of Takata driver's side air bag inflators. (13wham.com)
  • A maker of switches that turns air bags on and off says federal regulators should require a second light to eliminate confusion among drivers. (deseretnews.com)
  • Takata has acknowledged to U.S. regulators that it improperly stored chemicals and botched the manufacture of the explosive propellants used to inflate air bags. (dispatch.com)
  • Third, regulators apparently assume that when a car is junked its air bags are discharged or reused, either way presenting no danger. (straightdope.com)
  • Current federal rules require only that air bags protect belted and unbelted crash test dummies in head-on, 30-mph crashes into an immovable barrier. (latimes.com)
  • About 1.5 million airbags are deployed each year in police-reported tow-away crashes, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, said. (cbslocal.com)
  • The airbags are not inadvertently deploying, these were all in crashes," Knight said. (wgntv.com)
  • We had a client come in the other day explaining that they thought they hit a pothole, which deployed the side curtain air bags on their 2008 Buick Enclave. (dailyherald.com)
  • Safety-wise, all three Preve variants - Premium, Executive and MT Executive - now feature front, side and curtain airbags, ESC, traction control, brake assist, ABS with EBD, Isofix mountings and top tether anchors as standard fitment. (paultan.org)