In a bid to make the best out of the available resources and procure the best safety results for next leg of development. Honda has collaborated with safety-system manufacturer Autoliv, to produce a new multi chamber airbag setup for the front passengers. The new unit consists of two side sails and a non inflatable sail panel. The design has been made in such a way that two protrudes outwards from the side, represent the sail, while the third front acts as a front resistant pillow. The entire development was made to observe minimum rotation of the head and next at the time of impact while reducing the outburst time of the airbags inflation. The airbag’s geometry plays a key role in preventing the occupants head from rotating or slipping off the airbag during a collision, which would otherwise cause severe head injuries.
Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas Inc. said, “this new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities.”