Originally Posted by Hightower
I think that I'm right in saying that for a long time manufacturers of cars have been looking at inventing/developing an intelligent explosive charge, one that gives variable inflation rates. They have to date been unable to find anything that can react quick enough in the event of an accident. Come on guys, get your thinking caps on!
Most are 'intelligent' these days, albeit to varying degrees based on price point. The sensor data is processed through an algorithm that determines firing time and deployment speed. Some more expensive cars use occupant position sensors to detect how the occupant is sitting - slouched, to one side, standing child (for Christ's sake), belted or unbelted - and deploy the bag, or not, appropriate to that.
Hightower - we tend to term airbag inflations as deployments. Customers tend to get fidgety around the words explosive charge :-)
What have we been unable to find that's quick enough? Wasn't aware we had a problem ;-)