Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbag
The SRS Airbag System is designed to supplement the seatbelt system and improve occupant protection in certain type of crushes.
Airbags supplement the seat belt and enhance passenger safety in certain types of collision.
All kinds of airbags were developed and adopted, including Driver’s side Airbag (1989), Passenger side Airbag (1992), Side Airbag (1996), Side Curtain Airbag (1998) and Knee Airbag (2002).
In the case of the SRS Airbag (Driver’s side), a sensor will detect the impact and calculate the collision intensity and deploy the airbag. The time it takes for the airbag to finish deploying is approximately 0.03 seconds. That deployed airbag will deflate and the total time it takes is about 0.1 seconds.
The human eye blinks for about 0.1 -0.3 seconds. For this reason, some who have been near an airbag deployment report they didn’t see the airbag expand because it happens so rapidly.
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