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External Side Airbags For Cars – Innovative Pre-Crash Safety System

Side impact collisions are among the most dangerous type of road traffic accidents, accounting for nearly 700 deaths per year and nearly a third of all occupant fatalities on German roads.

source/image(PrtSc): ZF Group

A new pre-crash safety system prototype developed by ZF uses an external side airbag deployed milliseconds before a collision.

It provides an additional lateral crumple zone, which can help save lives and reduce occupant injury severity by up to 40 percent.

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To make this possible, ZF has networked the airbags to the vehicle’s sensor systems and developed algorithms that are designed to determine if a crash is imminent and decide whether or not to deploy the airbag.