The airbag is one of the most important inventions for car safety. In the past, airbags were developed to deploy at the same speed and pressure for all occupants. Yes, they did save lives, but more often than not they resulted in injuries to the occupant that they deployed to save. In some cases, such as infants and elderly people, the airbags were responsible for death due to blunt-force trauma from the explosive unfolding of the bags. Technology has advanced far beyond this point and now Honda’s advanced airbags has made it a much safer safety feature. In order to understand how they do this, we must first understand how they work.
The Mechanics of Advanced Airbags
Advanced frontal airbags utilize an electronic control unit to collaborate a number of actors in order to determine the optimal opening speed and position for your airbag. It takes into account the position and weight of the person on the seat, the seatbelt tension and the speed of the vehicle to come up with the most effective method of opening to cushion the impact of a crash. The result is a deployment that is relatively safe and doesn’t do any undue damage to the person it is trying to save.
Operation of Advanced Airbags
In order to cushion the impact of a crash without damaging the individual that it’s trying to save, the airbag opens in two phases. The first phase allows for the airbag to become inflated and lowers the force of the initial impact into the airbag. The second phase inflates the airbag to absorb the forward momentum of the individual securely so as not to cause injury. This two-fold method of opening ensures that the airbag deploys safely and doesn’t injure the victim.
Advanced airbags are a feature of Honda vehicles that allow them to maintain their safety rating year after year. Honda takes pride in being one of the safest brands of vehicles on the road. If you want to be the proud owner of one of the safest cars around, check out Hendrick Honda Bradenton today in Bradenton, FL and see what they have to offer.