Passenger Safety

  Passenger safety (including drivers) in vehicles is by far the most considered field of automotive safety. Although the focus is only now falling on pedestrian safety, passenger safety has been at the top of the agenda since the World’s various automotive regulatory bodies were founded. The result of decades of concentrated effort is a good public understanding of simple concepts such as crash cages and crumple zones whilst the industry has developed specialists in almost all related technical areas. In this section, we look at the key safety considerations when designing a vehicle, as well as more technical aspects affecting systems and components. The Crash Cage The Crumple Zone Anti-Locking Braking Systems (ABS) Pedal Boxes and Leg Impact Considerations Retracting Steering Wheel The Seat Belt Fire and Combustible Materials Anti-submarine Seats The Air Bag Headrests and Whiplash Glass                  

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