crumple zones


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crumple zones

pl n
(Automotive Engineering) parts of a motor vehicle, at the front and the rear, that are designed to crumple in a collision, thereby absorbing the impact
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its Diffusix Technology distributes impact force over the entire surface of the mouth guard, and directs it to the outer crumple zones where the shock is absorbed, away from the teeth, thus reducing the risk of dental injury.
Given the controversies on the sudden and unintended acceleration (SUA) incidents involving previous Montero models, MMPC highlighted the safety features of this new model including, among others, the forward commission mitigation system (FCM) for emergency brakes in case of acceleration; the blind spot warning system to monitor vehicles closing on the rear, driver side; crumple zones absorbing a crash to protect the interior of the cabin.
The vehicle features a newly integrated CONNECTNEXT Infotainment System by Harman, along with Tata Motors new Signature Multi-Functional Steering Wheel, with integrated controls, crumple zones, side intrusion beams on all four doors, with Dual SRS airbags and a collapsible steering column, with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution).
They are equipped with anti-rolling collision systems, crumple zones, impact zones and three-point seatbelts.
It has been made with a new stiff-body shell with front and rear crumple zones to absorb crash energy and minimise injury to the passengers.
Sergeant Iain Rodgers from the motorcycle section said: "On a motorcycle there are no airbags or crumple zones to offer protection.
In addition it also boasts of a range of technology, safety and comfort features such as projector headlamps with LEDs, Dual Airbags, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), side impact beams, crash protection with crumple zones, all wheel disc brakes, Twin HVAC, power & tilt steering, power adjustable ORVMs, remote central locking and many more.
Tata claims the body on frame construction of the Aria makes for special crumple zones and impact beams, adding to the safety of the passengers in the car.
Fortunately, modern cars are very safe and thanks to crumple zones and airbags no one was killed in yesterday's horror.
The 2013 Nissan Altima comes equipped with a variety of standard safety features, including the Advanced Air Bag System, driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belt system, Isofix child seat mountings, and zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones.
Avoiding public roads means there is no need - at this stage - to install expensive and bulky safety systems such as airbags and crumple zones.