Airbag Systems / Innovations

Windscreen Airbag

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Recognize, Develop, Improve

Vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians are the second most fatally injured group, aside from vehicle occupants. The sources of fatal injuries in the primary impact to the vehicle frontend are head injuries. There are two substantial counter measures which help to reduce head injuries significantly. The first is utilizing the sufficient space under existing deformable structures, like the hood, and the second is a windscreen airbag that covers stiff structures to avoid a direct head contact with the vehicle.

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Safety for the Weakest Road Users

While safety for vehicle occupants increased during the last decades, there were only minor improvements for the weakest road users like pedestrians and cyclists. By equipping a motorized vehicle with an windscreen airbag, the hood can not only be lifted but also contact with the stiff windscreen surroundings can be mitigated. Vehicles with cab-forward design and short hoods are becoming more common, and the probability of a small road user hitting the windscreen area incrases. With this type of airbag Joyson Safety Systems contributes to the safety of the most vulnerable road users.

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Hood Lifters — Part of the Safety System

Pyrotechnical hood lifter and airbags that cover the lower windscreen frame and A-pillars are promising technologies. These systems are able to reduce the number of fatally injured and severely injured pedestrians and cyclists in traffic accidents and are an important element in realizing our vision of safety.

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