What are airbags in cars?

1 Answer:
  • Bahar Bahari
    Airbags are a supplemental protection unit and are designed to work best in combination with seat belts. The goal of an airbag is to slow the driver or passengers' forward motion in the event of a crash. Airbags reduce the chance that your upper body and head will collide with the interior of your car during a crash.27 Mar 2020
  • Do seat belts and airbags work together?

    Seat Belts and Airbags Work Best Together

    ' When the airbag deploys, the seat belt helps protect the occupant by providing body support and preventing occupant ejection. The airbag creates a cushion between the occupant and the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield or other surfaces.
  • When hit from behind in a car crash a passenger can suffer a neck injury from the forward and backward motion what is this motion called?

    Whiplash occurs when the head and neck jerk forward and backward in a sudden motion. The movement causes straining, tearing and damage to ligaments, muscles, nerves and connective tissues in the neck. A rear-end collision is the most common type of accident to result in whiplash.
  • Do dogs have to wear seatbelts in cars?

    According to rule 57 of the Highway Code, "When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. "A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars."25 Jul 2019
  • What is a pretensioner airbag?

    A pretensioner is a device that is connected to the safety belt buckle, safety belt retractor or / and outboard lower safety belt anchor assembly. The pretensioner tightens the seat belt during certain crashes. Pretensioners may deploy with or without airbag deployment.
  • Did Volvo give away the patent seatbelt?

    they gave the patent away because they decided it was too important to keep to themselves. From the story: The reason the three-point seatbelt is so widely adopted is actually because Volvo opened up the patent so that any car manufacturer could use it in their design.