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Airbag know-how Front driver and passenger airbags have been required on new vehicles since the 1999 model year. Side curtain airbags aren’t required, but most new car makers now install them the vehicle can meet federal side protection requirements. Studies prove that front airbags reduce driver fatalities in frontal crashes by 29% and front-seat passengers by 37% for persons 13 years old and older. How airbags work Impact sensors located in the vehicle measure impact severity. Based on the impact severity, the airbag control module determines when to trigger airbag … Read More

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