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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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.
It would also become mandatory for HGVs to have crumple zones to soften the impact of any collision.
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.
Fortunately, modern cars are very safe and thanks to crumple zones and airbags no one was killed in yesterday's horror.
The Nissan Altima comes equipped with a variety of standard safety features, including the Nissan 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, LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones and Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to notify a person filling a tire with air when the recommended tire pressure has been reached.
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.
According to Jan Ivarsson, senior manager, Safety Strategy & Requirements, at Volvo, "Our far-reaching research emphasizes the importance of separating the lithium-ion batteries from the car's crumple zones and the passenger compartment.
The Swift now boasts an outstanding range of safety features which include a raft of electronic gizmos, a reinforced energy absorbing body with front crumple zones and seven airbags made up of front, side and curtain bags plus driver's knee protection.