Hyundai Motor Group has declared about future commercialization and development of the multi-collision airbag system which is the world’s first. It dramatically improves the performance of airbags in case of multiple crashes.
The present airbag systems do not offer secondary protection when the early collision is not enough to drive them to inflate. The multi-collision airbag system enables the airbags to be efficiently used during a secondary collision, calibrating the condition and occupants in the vehicle.
Hyundai’s novel technology sense occupants’ position in the cabin after a first collision. When occupants are in bizarre positions by no choice, the effectiveness of current safety technologies can be compromised. Collision airbag systems are designed to be deployed even more quickly if the first safety systems are not effective, providing additional safety when drivers and passengers are at greater risk. By evaluating the crash force required for deployment, the airbag system reacts more swiftly during the secondary collision, improving the safety of occupants of multiple collision vehicles.
“By improving the performance of multi-impact airbags, we hope to significantly enhance the safety of passengers and drivers,” said the head of Hyundai Motor Group’s chassis technology center, Taesoo Chi. “We will persist to investigate more diverse accident situations as part of our assurance to create even safer vehicles that guard occupants and avert injuries.”
As per the statistics from the National Automotive Vehicle Sampling System (NASS-CDS), an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States, around 30% of the 56,000 traffic accidents occurred amid 2000–2012 in America Northern region included multiple collisions.
The Hyundai Motor Group, which has analyzed multiple collision scenarios to enhance airbag performance and secondary collision accuracy, will implement the system on the new Kia and Hyundai vehicles in the coming period.