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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Insight into Latest Safety Innovations with Breakthrough Airbag Technology

Hyundai Mobis has released images and insight into its Brain Injury Prevention Airbag, which has received a perfect score in the Brain Injury Criteria (BrIC) in a new crash test conducted by the US’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, the Brain Injury Prevention Airbag showed proven performance in the Obilque Crash test, which is due to be introduced by the NHTSA in light of the actual accident scenarios.

Conventional airbags installed in mass-produced cars and similar equipment offered by other automakers don’t fully prevent a passenger’s head from turning or getting injured. On the other hand, the new airbag by Hyundai Mobis has a protruding area (supplementary chamber) that maximizes pressure on the site about the time to prevent the passenger’s head from turning. This effectively lowers the possibility of the driver receiving a head injury.

In addition, Hyundai Mobis has developed a Total Airbag Solution designed for purpose-built vehicles (PBVs) targeting the future mobility trend. The company placed airbags in niche areas inside the car to accommodate the varying interior design.

First of all, Face-to-face Protection Airbags burst from the centre ceiling to prevent passengers from colliding with one another. Curtain Airbags are installed in the four areas where the windows are connected to the roof, and they pop open to cover all four directions inside the vehicle, as the name suggests. Moreover, Omnidirectional Airbags, which are placed on the left and the right side of the back of the seat, act as a protective shield that surrounds the passenger’s body.

Hyundai Mobis also developed Slim Airbags, which are as much as 40% thinner than the previous ones to suit better electric vehicles with a very different structure than internal combustion cars. Slim Airbags can be installed in small spaces, such as on variable display panels or on the side of a slender seat. In addition, when the airbag is placed on an in-car display, the size is adjustable based on the position. This way, the driver can get the optimum protection depending on the distance between the driver and the display.

Hyundai Mobis says it will lead the safety solution of the future in the mobility sector as it secures intellectual properties regarding prior airbag innovations.

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