Thread: Air Bag
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Old 02-20-2000, 08:51 AM
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The airbag deployment logic is based on g-force, in this case negative. If the vehicle absorbs the impact and slows down at acceptable rates by giving up body parts, then great - it saves impact damage to the driver. If the vehicle slows down quicker than what is acceptable, then the airbags come in to play. The extent of damage to the vehicle is not an indication of whether or not the airbag was needed. The deceleration rate of the vehicle determines how violently your body is going to be thrown.
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