IS THE AIRBAG STILL TOPICAL?

IST DER LUFTSACK NOCH AKTUELL?

THE DISCUSSION CONCERNING PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS CONTINUES, ESPECIALLY IN THE USA, ALTHOUGH THE USE OF SAFETY BELTS IS NOW COMPULSORY IN 21 COUNTRIES. WHEREAS IN THE PAST ONLY THE AIRBAG WAS ACCEPTED AS A PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM, TODAY THE PASSIVE BELT SYSTEM, WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY VW AND HAS BEEN FITTED TO ABOUT 60000 "GOLF" MODELS, IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE. IT IS QUESTIONED WHETHER THIS DEVELOPMENT IN THE LEGISLATION MAKING USE OF SEAT BELTS COMPULSORY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE PASSIVE BELT SYSTEMS, MEANS THE END OF THE AIRBAG. THIS REVIEW SHOWS THE PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE AIRBAG: INSUFFICIENT PROTECTION IN THE CASE OF REAR OR SIDE COLLISION OR OVERTURNING, COSTS, RELIABILITY ETC.

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  • German

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  • Pagination: 365-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:46AM