* Sorry for the delay! Updated video coming very soon.
'Bag in roof'
The Citroen C4 Cactus is equipped with a new roof-mounted passenger airbag technology. The new 'bag in roof' replaces the passenger airbag typically mounted in the instrument panel. Besides saving space, it will allow for improved interior design aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality as the instrument panel does not need to be designed around the conventional passenger airbag.
The airbag unit attaches to the roof above the windscreen. When it fires, instead of unfolding towards the occupant, the bag unfolds along the windscreen. This helps to restrain front seat passengers of varying shapes and sizes.
During a recent crashtest conducted by EuroNCAP the Citroen C4 Cactus scored 4 stars. The video of this crash test also shows how the roof-mounted passenger airbag deploys during the collision:
From an extrication-perspective the new ´bag in roof´ raises some concerns when it comes to cutting into the roof of the vehicle, for instance when relief cuts are set in order to flap the roof down on a side resting vehicle.
Similar to the passenger dashboard-mounted airbag the roof-mounted airbag consists of the folded airbag cushion, a gas diffusion channel and the airbag inflator. Airbag inflators should generally not be damaged during extrication evolutions, which makes it essential to know where airbag modules or remotely mounted inflators are mounted in the vehicle. Therefore, the Crash Recovery System will show the new airbag design and its location in the roof which will make it easy to identify the hazard zone and to avoid cutting into the airbag module.
Thanks to Moditech CRS for this update:
Ford Mustang frontal airbag:
Ford is introducing an all-new inflatable airbag restraint design that provides the front seat passenger in a Ford Mustang with knee airbag protection while significantly reducing system size and weight, enabling a roomier interior for more comfort
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