Usually during car accidentsthere is not one, but several blows at once. The airbag may well save the lives of the driver and passengers during the first collision, but they are at risk of serious injury if it is shocked by other vehicles. According to the National Road Administration, this happens in 30% of traffic accidents. Consequently, car manufacturers should take up protection against repeated shocks, and Hyundai has taken the first step in this matter.
Representatives of the company noticed thatmodern airbag systems do not protect people during repeated shocks, when the first collision did not trigger the main airbag. The new technology quickly recognizes the unusual positioning of the driver’s and passengers ’bodies after the first push and releases secondary cushions with harshness depending on the impact.
According to the head of the technology center HyundaiTaesu Chi, the company intends to continue to explore a variety of emergencies in order to develop the most reliable protection technologies. In 2018, it has already improved the airbag system in case of roll-over accidents. In particular, she equipped the cars with a special sensor to recognize their position in space and added pillows to the rear of the cabin and to the ceiling.
If the angle of the car changes during an accident or it is completely tilted, the sensor detects it and the inflatable device deploys the airbag, explained the company.
According to the National Movement ControlNHTSA, 30% of accidents occur due to the intersection of a solid line. About 13% of collisions occur in cases when one of the participants of the movement stops abruptly on the road. Also, accidents quite often occur in the middle lane, or drivers simply crash into trees or fences.
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