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air bag



1. (Automotive Engineering) a safety device in a car, consisting of a bag that inflates automatically in an accident and prevents the passengers from being thrown forwards
2. (Astronautics) one of a number of large inflatable bags comprising part of a spacecraft's landing system, enabling the craft to come to rest through a series of bounces

air′ bag`

an inflatable plastic bag mounted in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle: it cushions the driver and passengers by inflating automatically in the event of a collision.
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Noun1.air bag - a safety restraint in an automobileair bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

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A recall of defective air bags is spreading to more manufacturers.
After a crash, a car's computer determines, in 15 to 20 milliseconds, where it was hit, what position the occupants are in and whether the 150-mile-per-hour speed of the air bag would do more harm than good.
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Mortality reduction in collisions with air bag deployment has been estimated to be as high as 25% to 30% in frontal crashes, (2-7) although recent studies have reported a reduction in mortality risk of less than 10%.
The new air bag will be introduced in the Life mini-car, which goes on sale in Japan in November.
The sensor then sends the information to a control unit where it calculates whether inflation of the air bag is necessary.
It was later amended to allow manufacturers to delay including passenger air bags in cars until the 1994 model year, if the driver's side of those cars did have an air bag.