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air bag:

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self-propelled vehicle used for travel on land. The term is commonly applied to a four-wheeled vehicle designed to carry two to six passengers and a limited amount of cargo, as contrasted with a truck, which is designed primarily for the transportation of goods and
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air bag

[′er ‚bag]
(mechanical engineering)
An automotive vehicle passenger safety device consisting of a passive restraint in the form of a bag which is automatically inflated with gas to provide cushioned protection against the impact of a collision.
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Since 2008, automakers have recalled about 17 million vehicles with Takata air bags that can rupture when they deploy, producing fragments that can kill or seriously injure occupants.
The owner of a 2007 Ford Mustang recently complained to the government about suffering a leg injury when an air bag malfunctioned in North Carolina.
The link between Tran's death and her air bag was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Oct.
Restraint use was measured by the safety device variable, which indicated seat belt use, air bag deployment, or no devices being used.
The air bag type Goldwing Motorcycle comes in the color of pearl gray white and is priced at 3,465,000 yen.
3) Then, warnings on sun visors were required to warn occupants to "not install rearward-facing child seats in any front passenger seat position," "not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the air bag," and "not place any objects over the air bag or between the air bag and yourself.
She explained that for restrained adults, "it appears that the air bag reduces the risk of death in the front seat to a degree that is about the same as that of the rear-seat position.
WASHINGTON -- Chrysler said Wednesday that it is recalling about 145,000, 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to replace the passenger air bag pack and reprogram the air bag's computer system.
They are cowed into silence," says Chuck Hurley, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), who until this year ran the National Safety Council's Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign.
com) a lot of the hardware and software needed are already in place in the form of electronic control units for air bag modules.
AIR BAGS - When a severe frontal or side impact crash occurs, sensors trigger a chemical reaction inside the air bag module, and this causes the air bag which is folded and packed like a parachute inside the steering wheel, dashboard, or seat side panel, to inflate.
Such was the case in the early-to-mid 1990s, when air bags became mandatory in new cars, Quicker than an air bag can inflate after a crash, thieves went after these high-value items, leading State Farm Insurance Company to calculate in 1996 that 50,000 air bags are stolen every year in the United States, amounting to a $50 million problem.