Role of passive safety systems in ensuring occupant safety in vehicles

Technology Trends

The automotive industry is focusing on integrated safety that leverages the best of active safety and passive safety technologies to ensure safety of occupants in vehicles.

Automakers have relied heavily on seat belts and airbags to ensure the safety of occupants in their vehicles for years. Seatbelts and airbags — generally referred as passive safety systems — act as a primary restrain system (PRS) and a secondary restraint system (SRS), respectively. Together, they have been proven critical in saving lives and mitigating injuries in high-impact collisions around the world.

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