Hyundai intends to say a new word in reducing the severity of the consequences of accidents: the recently patented Central airbag can reduce the severity of one of the types of injuries common in road accidents by 80% at once.
Koreans attended to the problem, often complicating the consequences of side impacts: often in such situations, the driver and the passenger beat against each other (including heads), further exacerbating the harm to their own health. Hyundai has developed a pillow, which in the event of an accident will be disclosed between the front seats, protecting their inhabitants from mutual collisions.
It will work like any other airbag-in a collision. Implanted pillow in the driver's seat, but developing the device, Hyundai engineers have found an opportunity to make it "more different". Thanks to the new components, the pillow has become twice as light and noticeably more compact than similar devices from other manufacturers, without losing its protective properties.
Interestingly, in the absence of the front passenger airbag will still remain "in the ranks": it will protect the driver from blows from the right side. It is claimed that the introduction of the new device will reduce the severity of mutual injuries of the driver and passenger by 80%. The Association of European manufacturers has estimated that the level of secondary damage as a result of side collisions or impacts on the interior elements is about 45%.
It has already been promised that the new airbag will soon appear on Hyundai production cars, but it is not specified when and on which ones.