TITLE

Safety gear exists; we must use it

AUTHOR(S)
McKenna, Robert E.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Automotive News;5/1/2006, Vol. 80 Issue 6200, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the auto industry has made vast improvements in motor vehicle safety. Traditionally, motor vehicle safety has focused on the crash worthiness of vehicles. Advanced safety technologies such as automatic crash-notification systems and new airbag curtain systems will save lives. Technologies that will help drivers avoid accidents are commercially available today and include advances such as lane-departure warning systems, collision-avoidance systems and electronic stability-control systems.
ACCESSION #
20777626

 

Related Articles

  • Numbers don't explain why airbags don't inflate. Bunkley, Nick // Automotive News;3/24/2014, Vol. 88 Issue 6613, p35 

    The article reports that about 3,400 people die each year in front-impact crashes due to non-deployment of airbags in the vehicles according to federal data analyzed by the "Automotive News". Particular focus is given to the findings obtained after performing a detailed examination of the U.S....

  • BLOWIN' SMOKER? Schieffer, Keith // Automotive Body Repair News;Mar2006, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p68 

    The article focuses on the safety systems of the tire air bag. The smoke from the air bag cannot cause a cancer, it is an irritant but not a carcinogen. According to a veteran automotive technician, he has never considered disabling an airbag or any other safety system for their customer's...

  • Side Impact: Front and Center. Wilson, Rich // Automotive Industries;Sep2004, Vol. 184 Issue 9, p22 

    Discusses technological trends in the automotive industry to reduce fatalities from side impact crashes as of 2004. Emergence of side curtain airbags; Bumper and door beam manufacturing solutions offered by Cosma International; Development by Autoliv of a system that lowers the impact of a...

  • External airbags set to make SUVs less deadly.  // Automotive Engineer;Sep2007, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p47 

    The article reports that Autoliv Inc. has developed two airbags to mitigate the effects of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) hitting pedestrians and passenger cars in the U.S. According to the company, the fatality risk for pedestrians is 2.5 times higher in SUV impacts than it is for regular cars....

  • 6 brands seek delay on airbags. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;7/17/2006, Vol. 80 Issue 6212, p3 

    The article reports that a group of automobile makers in the U.S. have requested federal regulators for temporary exemptions to follow advanced airbag rules scheduled to take effect September 1. The rules, adopted in 2000, require that airbag installation change according to crash severity and...

  • Test dummies help refine airbag safety.  // Environmental Engineering;Jun2000, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p9 

    Reports on the launch of anthropomorphic test dummies by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and First Technology Safety Systems in June 2000. Significance of the test dummies to the improvement of airbag safety; Information on the essential quality of an airbag system.

  • TI Auto wins deals worth $118.2M. Snavely, Brent // Crain's Detroit Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 28, p1 

    This article presents information on TI Automotive Ltd., based in Warren, Michigan. The company has announced last week that it has won contracts worth about $118.2 million with three automakers during the next three to four years. Some of the contracts are for new products and technology that...

  • Start Selling Safety Tech. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Apr2003, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p5 

    Editorial. Discusses why the side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control systems are ignored in the U.S. marketplace. Availability of side-curtain airbags in vehicles in 2004; Installation rates for stability control systems; Information on how side-curtain airbags work.

  • Bag rules OK'd; now it's up to the industry.  // Automotive News;5/15/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5874, p12 

    Editorial. Calls on the automobile industry to meet, and even exceed, airbag rules in the United States. 25-mph barrier tests; Challenges awaiting the industry.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics