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Hyundai reveals world’s first multi-collision airbag system

January 22, 2019, 11:40 AM IST by Abhishek Nigam
Hyundai reveals world’s first multi-collision airbag system

-Will be the world’s first multi-collision airbag system

-Allows airbags to deploy effectively upon a secondary impact

Airbags have been saving lives for decades now and the technology has kept evolving. Hyundai has just unveiled a break-through technology and introduced the world’s first multi-collision airbag system that significantly improves airbag performance in multi-collision accidents. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles, which occurs in three out of every 10 accidents.

After the initial crash, Hyundai's system detects the occupants' position, which is often not a standard seating position due to the first impact. The secondary system deploys quicker than the initial airbag system, and Hyundai worked to fine-tune collision intensity needed for deployment. Basically, the airbags will go off if and when they do not deploy on the first impact, and that secondary response is quicker than the initial airbag deployment would have been. As a result, the system can help keep occupants safe after the first impact.

According to Hyundai, multi-collision crashes are more common than many think, and it's important to highlight safety after the initial impact. The leading kind of multi-collision crashes are cars crossing over to the opposite lane, which can send either vehicle careening toward another car or object. Other prevalent instances are sudden stops at toll booths, highway median crashes, and drivers who hit poles or trees.

While Hyundai hasn't mentioned what car will debut with this technology, it will be implemented in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the future.

Tags:Hyundai,Safety,Airbags,Hyundai multi-collision airbag
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