Air Bag : This is a safety device that explodes/ deployes after the air bag computer detects a crash. They are located in the dash, steering wheel, and the side airbags are located in the seats and headliner. After this safety feature is activated the air bags will have to be replaced. Air bags contain explosives and must be handled with caution.
The Benefits of Having Air Bags Fitted In Vehicles
Air bags are safety devices used in vehicles to restrain the occupant from hitting the dash board or the steering in the event of an accident. It consist of a flexible fabric envelop designed to inflate as soon as a collision takes place. It cushions the occupant during the crash and provides a protection for the bodies from striking the interior parts of the car. The latest car models have multiple airbags situated in various parts of the car to guard the passengers from injuries. The bags are designed to inflate whenever there is a frontal crash and supplement the seatbelts in protecting the passenger.
Manufacturers have different names they use when referring to air bags. There are those that will activate themselves automatically as soon as certain level of impact is felt. Air bags serve as supplements to seat belts. In the US, it was Ford who experimented on the air bags in 1971. The latest design of the airbags is not intended to replace the seat belts but is aimed at supplementing the seat belts. In Germany, air bags were used in Mercedes Benz. The Mercedes system makes use of a sensor which pre-tension the seat so that the occupant is restrained from moving.