Future Airbag Technology
Emerging Technologies - Coming Soon?
Starting with the 1997 model year some automobiles will be available with "depowered" Airbag modules.
InflatorsInflators are undergoing redesign toward a ''hybrid'' design using argon gas and non-adzide initiators.
Centralized Electronic Control Unit
Adaptive Restraint Systems
The Smart Airbag of the future is not just the airbag, but a redesign of the components in the current airbag systems. Features include:
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Autoliv is probably the premier automotive safety company on the planet. They produce almost all of the components that go into a modern Supplemental Restraint System.
TRW the company that sold $6.5 billion, yes Billion worth of automotive parts last year (1996) out of a total world sales of 9.85 billion dollars and is in most estimates the largest manufacturer of airbags in the world has almost no information available on the web. They mention them twice.
No matter what gets developed, what you buy,
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