How Do Airbags Work?
Many people are surprised that their airbags didn’t deploy in an accident. Because a deploying airbag is violent in itself (airbags kill 1 person for every 22 they save), your vehicle’s computer will only set them off when the crash is life threatening and will do more good than harm. A sophisticated system of sensors detects the speed and angle of impact as well as the placement and weight of passengers. Direct front or side impacts and rollovers are the most likely events to trigger airbag deployment.