Air Bag Development and Performance

Air Bag Development and Performance : New Perspectives from Industry, Government and Academia

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Reprints 51 papers on the history, development, and performance of air bags in automobiles. The collection reviews federal air bag legislation, the laboratory performance of air bags for occupant restraint and reducing occupant injury, and the field performance of air bags. Topics include sensor requirements and expected benefits of predictive crash sensing, the effect of limiting shoulder belt load, thoracic response and trauma of out-of-position drivers, and injury risks in cars with different air bag deployment rates. Five opening chapters by the editors focus on the perspective of U.S. manufacturers, European industry, the U.S. government, and academia. Some black and white photographs are provided. There is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • Hardback | 860 pages
  • 223.5 x 279.4 x 50.8mm | 2,177.27g
  • Society of Automotive Engineers,U.S.
  • Warrendale, United States
  • English
  • 0768011191
  • 9780768011197