DEVELOPMENT OF ROLLOVER CURTAIN SHIELD AIRBAG SYSTEM

Many rollover accidents involving sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have been reported in the USA. More than half of the occupants killed in rollover accidents are totally or partially ejected from the vehicle. This finding has led us to develop a rollover curtain shield airbag system. This system is made up of curtain shield airbags to help reduce the possibility of ejection of occupants wearing seat belts within the compartment at the time of rollover and a rollover sensor. This article is an outline of the curtain shield airbags and the rollover sensor. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • TAKAHASHI, H
    • IYODA, M
    • AGA, M
    • SEKIZUKA, M
    • KOZURU, Y
    • ISHIMOTO, S
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00987391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM