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Does the airbag not open without a seat belt? Learn the truth from the experts

Airbags are a very important safety feature. Which has saved countless lives all over the world. The government has also been advocating increasing the number of airbags in vehicles from time to time. Several such cases of accidents have come to light in recent times, fueling the debate as to whether airbags in cars do not work if seat belts are not worn. Find out the truth about it today
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For this, Tata Motors Chief Production Officer Mohan Savarkar tried to understand what is the connection between seat-belt and airbag? Know what an airbag is? - An airbag is usually a balloon-like casing made of a strong textile or fabric such as polyester. It is made from special material. It works like a safety cushion in a car, upon any impact or collision with the vehicle, the system activates and deploys to protect the passenger.

Important Role of G-Force : Mohan Savarkar explains, 'If a car is moving at a speed of 50-60 km/hr and an accident occurs, the force of gravity on the occupants of the car is usually 40 times. '

Calculation of G-Force - If the mass of a passenger sitting in a car is 80 kg, and the gravity is 40, it will increase to (80x40) = 3200 kg.  From this you can estimate how much the hazard increases as the G-force increases.

Calculation of G-Force - If the mass of a passenger sitting in a car is 80 kg, and the gravity is 40, it will increase to (80x40) = 3200 kg. From this you can estimate how much the hazard increases as the G-force increases.

AIRBAG is only necessary to protect against damage caused by gravity, high speed and shock. Says Savarkar, “Despite wearing a seat belt, the passenger's body will move towards the dashboard, so an airbag is needed to prevent it from going too far and hitting the dashboard.

That's why seat belts are always called Primary Restraint System (PRS) and 'Airbag' is always called Supplementary Restraint System." You may remember that (SRS Airbag) is written on the dashboard or steering wheel of a car. The reason behind this is It is called Supplementary Restraint System.

AIRBAG is only necessary to protect against damage caused by gravity, high speed and shock.  Says Savarkar, “Despite wearing a seat belt, the passenger's body will move towards the dashboard, so an airbag is needed to prevent it from going too far and hitting the dashboard.

How Airbags Work - Nitrogen gas pre-installed in the SRS system fills the airbags as soon as an accident occurs. This process takes place in a few milliseconds and the airbag opens with gas.

Are seat belts required to deploy airbags? -Savarkar says, "No, it's not, the airbag will deploy but it will cause more injury to the passenger. The passenger is less likely to be injured if the seat belt is worn."

At what speed will the airbag deploy?  - "Airbags don't work at very low speeds, for this a speed is fixed in the system, meaning the airbag will deploy only at a certain speed at which there is a risk of injury or collision to the passenger. Savarkar says, "If I'm not mistaken. , then in general the speed of the car should be more than 30 kilometers per hour, although this is not an exact figure."

At what speed will the airbag deploy? - "Airbags don't work at very low speeds, for this a speed is fixed in the system, meaning the airbag will deploy only at a certain speed at which there is a risk of injury or collision to the passenger. Savarkar says, "If I'm not mistaken. , then in general the speed of the car should be more than 30 kilometers per hour, although this is not an exact figure."

 
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