THE AIR BAGS AS IMPROVEMENT OF THE FUTURE OCCUPANT PROTECTION

DER AIRBAG ALS VERBESSERUNG DES ZUKUNFTIGEN INSASSENSCHUTZES.

The air bag system described can be regarded as one of the most progressive of its kind. The most important characteristic features are described. Due to the 2-stage arrangement of the co-driver system (Fig. 3), the sound pressure can be kept within tolerable limits (Fig. 15), its structural features being of advantage as well; the protective efficiency can be excellently adapted to the severity of the accident as well as to the size of the occupant and seating position. Furthermore, the residual combustion gases are non-poisonous and nearly free of particles. As a result of appropriate filtering and cooling of the hot gases which fill the air bag at sufficient speed even at extreme ambient temperatures, the surface temperature of the air bag still remains within acceptable limits. The fully electronic capability to differentiate exactly between bumps from road irregularities, minor damages and real accidents (Fig. 8). According to its design the release is effected in one or in two stages depending on the severity of the accident (Fig. 13). Apart from its releasing function, this sensor has also a controlling function. It ensures that occurring faults within the system are immediately indicated optically. As a result of appropriate suppression of electric interference factors within the vehicle and high frequency radiation from outside, release errors are practically impossible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Scholz, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Accession Number: 00133557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM