Airbag deployment

Armycop

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Airbag sensors:
  • The sensor is the device that tells the bag to inflate. Inflation happens when there is a collision force equal to running into a brick wall at 10 to 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km per hour). A mechanical switch is flipped when there is a mass shift that closes an electrical contact, telling the sensors that a crash has occurred. The sensors receive information from an accelerometer built into a microchip.
 

zgn

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I ran into a ditch, hit the drainage opening under an earthen driveway, and went up and over the driveway in my TJ many years ago - airbag never deployed. Busted my lip and nose on the steering wheel.
 

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