Ford’s developed external airbag technology is claimed to further minimize the risk of injury and death during an accident not only for the car’s passengers, but also for the people around them.
autos.id – An innovation is being driven by one of the major US auto brands, namely Ford. Recently, Ford is developing safety-related technology, which is the presence of an external airbag component that is said to provide a low risk of injury in the event of an accident.
The exterior airbag components that will begin to be developed into several Ford automotive products have also been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO.
Give a sense of security when an accident occurs
As reported by CarBuzz on Monday (3/10/2022), the Ford-developed external airbag device can be used for different types of cars. Some of them like SUV, Crossover and PickUp will apply this technological device.
One of the interesting things about this external airbag is the claim that it is possible when the airbag device inflates in an accident. Hopefully this feature can detect and warn the driver if it is difficult for him to avoid an accident, the airbags can deploy immediately and reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
The use of these external airbags will take advantage of the pyrotechnic actuator system which is placed in the lower part of the bonnet inside. Subsequently this function of the external airbag can expand the airbags on all sides of the car interior, minimizing the risk of fatalities in the event of an accident.
In addition to reducing the risk of breakdowns for passengers in the car, this external technology can protect pedestrians around the car by up to 40%. This means that when an accident occurs, pedestrians hit by the car do not bounce, which can cause undesirable things.
In addition to developing this external airbag technology, Ford also pays attention to the side of the design that will surely have an effect thanks to the presence of this component. Although it will not change significantly, but the presence of this technological component will cause some parts of the car such as the interior space to undergo significant changes.
As for when this external airbag technology will start rolling out, Ford has not yet mentioned the exact time. However, some rumors claim that this technological feature could later be introduced on several automotive products between late 2023 and early 2024.