A UK based site for the sharing and development of RTC Extrication Techniques and related topics, dedicated to the exchange of operational knowledge and skills from UK and Worldwide rescue organisations.Covering a wide area of subjects including Road Traffic Collision Extrication Rescue, SRS and new Vehicle Technology.
To assist with keeping the site full of useful operational Extrication / RTC information please send any requests for information on Extrication or other topics you would like to see covered to firstname.lastname@example.org also any information that you would like to submit will also be posted.
Updates: Downloads added 27/02/14 see download page
AdBlue in vehicles not just Trucks/Lorries, download added
QR Codes used by Mercedes, download added
Video Updates coming soon:
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For Realistic hands on Heavy Rescue Training follow this link,"Click the Picture"
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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SRS a whole subject in itself :
Check out the links page for a greater insight into the Real problems we face with SRS systems on the road today.