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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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AIR BAG SYSTEM

The system prevents the driver and front seat passenger from crashing against the steering wheel and into the wind shield. This is achieved by physical intervention of an airbag—placed in the steering wheel and in the front deck—which pops up and inflates instantly to provide an air cushion.

The system consists of two portions—the crash sensor and inflation mechanism. Crash sensors, or acceleration sensors, are mainly used to activate air bag release in the event of a crash. In the event of a crash, these sensors detect the impact and inflate an air bag which is impregnated in the steering wheel for the driver and in the dash board of the co-driver. These sensors are either mechanical or electrical. The mechanical sensors are ...

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