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Old 12 December 2012, 01:47   #11
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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 ;-)
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Powerfull things and not to be taken lightly they could seriously maim or kill someone
I certainly wouldent go messing about with one !

And a reason why you should never cross your arms over on the steering wheel ,, if it goes off your arm will smash into your face .
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What have we been unable to find that's quick enough? Wasn't aware we had a problem ;-)
It was an article I was reading a while ago. Nothing to do with fast enough! But an explosive or device that could give out varying amounts of gas in the given time frame. For instance a low speed impact would inflate slightly less and a high speed one the airbag would inflate more.
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Powerfull things and not to be taken lightly they could seriously maim or kill someone
I certainly wouldent go messing about with one !

And a reason why you should never cross your arms over on the steering wheel ,, if it goes off your arm will smash into your face .

lucky he wasn't seriously hurt
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lucky he wasn't seriously hurt
What makes you think he wasn't? Imagine what that would do to the spine!
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Talking about really stupid and dangerous workplace messing, it reminds me of this, where the recipient wasn't as willing. Quite chilling really:

Gardai question three over horror prank on student - National News - Independent.ie
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Talking about really stupid and dangerous workplace messing, it reminds me of this, where the recipient wasn't as willing. Quite chilling really:

Gardai question three over horror prank on student - National News - Independent.ie
They must have known that what they did would cause serious harm , and I hope that they were convicted and sentenced accordingly.
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It was an article I was reading a while ago. Nothing to do with fast enough! But an explosive or device that could give out varying amounts of gas in the given time frame. For instance a low speed impact would inflate slightly less and a high speed one the airbag would inflate more.
Yep, quite number do that now although, again, it's a price point thing as it requires intelligence that costs. They're referred to as two stage inflators. A 'light' stage for lower speed impacts were the bag can be less aggressive (softer) and a 'heavier' stage for higher speeds where there's more occupant energy involved
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