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External Side Airbag Coming Soon!
Could external side airbags soon be coming to a car near you? TRW Automotive thinks so.
Engineers from TRW Automotive are currently developing external airbags that 'pop up' on the side of the cars that they are fitted to, deploying from the sill beneath the door in 20-30 milliseconds.
The latest safety innovation being developed for the motoring industry has been designed to protect the side of the vehicle from impact.
Designers at the American automotive suppliers have said that they are now working on radar and camera systems, which will detect the exact moment that the airbag needs to be triggered.TRW Automotive has stated that it aims to have the newly-designed airbags fitted on premium German saloons before the end of the decade, if tests of the airbags are successful.
This is not the first example of external airbags, as Swedish car manufacturer Volvo unveiled the world's first external airbags last year on its V40 model.
Frontal Center mounted Airbag
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