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It seems that just a few years ago air bags in cars were exotic. Today their numbers in some models are up to 10. At first glance, it’s a simple bag made of a smooth, elastic synthetic material. But the fabric of an airbag needs to be very thin and strong, during the accident even the smallest stitches should not not be in the contact area with driver’s face and body. The cushion should’nt also become a trampoline, it must be able to ease the gas pressure on time. In fact, many manufacturers have ceased to sew pillows using the fabric that breaks letting the air out. When packing the airbag they put talc powder to prolong the cushion’s life.
The number of embedded airbags is growing rapidly. Just recently, the car with two airbags was considered as luxury and now having a dozen would not surprise an average driver. All bags are working on one principle but there are many differences. For example, the driver cushions size ranges between 60 and 80 liters, while the passenger needs a much bigger 130-160 liter volume. Side impacts are often no less dangerous than frontal. Naturally, the car manufacturers could not leave it unnoticed over the past 10 years and many cars got their side-bags. They are much smaller than the frontal airbags, the volume ranges from 15 to 25 liters. There are also different forms. Along with the conventional «mushroom type», there are extended “long rollers” in the shoulder area and “inflatable shutters”, reliably protecting the head of the driver and rear passengers. You can more and more often find a pillow under the front panel or on the floor as the driver’s and passenger’s legs should also be protected. And the last invention of “Toyoda Gosei” are the cushions to protect pedestrians. Two rollers fired from the radiator grills and a slit between the hood and windshield, designed to minimize the damage of adult pedestrians, and children.Airbags for motorcycles and scooters are already installed by the customer’s request, in Italy for example, perhaps soon, and they will be widely used on all motorcycles.
Being a car owner, you should not only be concerned about your own safety, rather safety of those around you should also come within your list of primary concerns. By being careful from the very beginning, you are most likely to have a ‘No Problem’ car and enough fingers to enjoy it. Below are some safety rules, which may help you and your near ones, STAY SAFE AND SECURED:
This is an acknowledged fact that self repairing of owned car is a very much satisfying and pleasing task, but make sure that you don’t injure yourself or somebody in your close proximity while performing the task. Be well aware of the workplace and the tools with which you are performing your job. Awareness doesn’t only mean knowing the tasks which can the performed with certain tools; rather it’s more than that. Know the limitations of the tools and the risks involved, if they are put in improper use.
Taking off the wheels for repairing may turn out to be equally dangerous. Make sure that your car is properly supported while you are working underneath. A jack may not be enough. If you are a new user of jack stands, you need to become familiar with them before you put yourself underneath, otherwise, you may get yourself injured.
“Fire is no Joke”; accidental fire is very common, while you are working on your car, so be sure that you stay a step ahead in terms of safety measures and secure your work place from bursting into flames. Make appropriate provisions as to fire exits and fire extinguishers, so as to ensure safety for yourself and those around you.
Before even picking up your screwdriver, you should be 100% sure about the safety and security of your work place. First; ensure safety by planning your work area and the work ahead. A proper and systematic planning can get you pass up numerous mishaps, which may occur during the course of your work. A safety-conscious planning necessarily ensures that there are lesser chances for you to run for a ice pack, unless you are trying to keep your drinks cool.
Try to keep your workplace, as clean and tidy as possible. Cluttered and messy workplaces are the enemies of safety. Make sure that all your kits are properly arranged and kept in their respective places, so that you need not to run from pillar to post searching for the one you need in an emergency situation. It’s always suggested that you keep your emergency safety tools close to your hands.
As our technological capabilities have advanced, so have our cars. We have touch-screen navigation systems, anti-lock brake systems, hydraulic back doors, and special road traction sensors. Along with all of these driving and structural aids have also come better safety features to protect ourselves and our loved ones while on the road. This article will take a look at some of the important safety features now available in our vehicles.
Computer Monitoring Systems. Two increasingly common auto-monitoring systems check your car’s tire pressure and oil level. Typically, the dashboard will have a place for digital messages from your car’s computer. It will warn you if your tires’ pressure is off, or if one tire is not the same as the others. This can protect you from damaging your rims, or in some cases, blowouts. Having the oil supervised can protect your engine from problems, although this isn’t really a personal safety issue.
Side Assist Detection. Most cars have a blind spot that can hide cars beside you. To help prevent side collisions, some cars now have sensors that help you when you are trying to change lanes. Although this is not meant for long-range sensing, it is good for the close quarters on narrow roads and in parking lots.
Drift Warning. When you look closely at something off to the side of the road while you are driving, this may cause you to drift in the direction that you are peering. Drift warning, or lane-departure detection, can alert you when you are accidentally veering into another lane. For example, if you glance down and start to drift into the lane next to you, some type of alarm may go off. However, if you put on your blinker before changing lanes, the computer can recognize that you are doing it on purpose.
Airbag Sensors. Because airbags can actually be dangerous rather than beneficial to young, lightweight passengers, some cars are now equipped with front seat passenger sensors. It works by having a weight detector in the front passenger seat. If the person sitting there does not cross a certain weight threshold, the passenger-side main airbag is turned off.
Rearview Camera. Rear-facing cameras can stop you from backing over a pet, child, or other object. This can help you with parallel parking and backing out of your garage or other parking space. It can be hard to back out of spots where you have long cars parked on either side of you because it hinders your view of pedestrians walking in a parking lot. Rearward cameras help keep the walkers safe, as well as help you with hooking trailers up to the back of your car.
Although we have come a long way in making cars safer, product malfunctions or reckless driving can still cause tragic accidents to those around vehicles, whether they are pedestrians or other drivers. If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury or bought a defective product, you should know your rights.