NEW DELHI: South Korean auto part producer Hyundai Mobis has developed the world’s first sunroof airbag system. This airbag is a security system that reduces accidents by stopping the physique of the passenger from being thrown out of the automobile via the sunroof in a rollover accident.
The auto part producer accomplished street check and reliability checks this month, together with warmth resistance and vibration resistance checks, and it has secured mass manufacturing know-how. The panorama sunroof airbag has not beforehand been utilized to mass-produced automobiles.
Because the firm started mass-producing airbags again in 2002, Hyundai Mobis has showcased cutting-edge airbag applied sciences, together with the fourth era superior airbag and the inter-passenger airbag. It’s the primary time that Hyundai Mobis has acquired a mass-production airbag know-how forward of its opponents.
The panorama sunroof is a comfort characteristic that permits passengers within the backseat to take pleasure in an open view. It’s constructed from particular tempered glass to develop the openness of the prevailing sunroof. In line with a number of sources, as of 2015, the worldwide marketplace for sunroofs for vehicles is value about $6 billion, and is predicted to develop by about 11 per cent on common yearly till 2022.
Because the sunroof airbag prevents the passenger from spilling from the automobile in a rollover accident, it could scale back the chance of sustaining severe accidents.
In a street check utilizing dummies, when the airbag was deployed, it prevented the passenger from being flung out of the automobile and cushioned the affect on the top.
Critical accidents prone to end result within the loss of life of the passenger have been decreased to minor accidents.
The panorama sunroof airbag is put in contained in the sunroof, and deployed ahead from the rear of the automobile. It resembles the curtain airbag that’s deployed alongside the home windows of the automobile in a broadside collision.
If the turning angle of the automobile is modified as a consequence of rollover, the sensor detects it, and the inflator deploys the airbag. The airbag cushion inflated by the gasoline covers the whole roof floor of the automobile in solely zero.08 seconds and protects the passengers.
The construction of the sunroof airbag is extra complicated than that of extraordinary airbags. It has extra technological issue, so to talk.
As this airbag is within the sunroof system, it is very important safe sufficient area for secure airbag deployment when making the sunroof. What’s extra, it have to be deployed safely in a approach that matches the state of affairs, e.g. when the sunroof display screen is open or closed in an accident.
If the automobile is overturned when the sunroof is closed, the airbag is deployed throughout between the sunroof glass and the solar defend.
On account of this technological issue, the applied sciences developed by abroad airbag producers have remained on the conceptual stage.
Hyundai Mobis utilized 11 patents within the means of growing this know-how and gained a aggressive benefit over its rivals by way of know-how.
“We introduced this know-how at a worldwide automotive security convention held within the US in June, and attracted the eye of main establishments associated to street security and business officers within the US,” mentioned a Hyundai Mobis official.
“We’ll give attention to premium SUV fashions and turn into a worldwide chief in superior airbags.”