Frequently Asked Questions
Driver, passenger and lateral airbags protect against head and chest injuries that can occur in a car accident. The driver's airbag is integrated into the steering wheel. The passenger's airbag is integrated into the dashboard's plastic panel whose stitches break when triggered. During an accident, a sensor (located at the front of the dashboard) triggers a pyrotechnic gas generator that fills up the airbag with nitrogen in less than 50 milliseconds. The full size version of the driver's airbag can hold 80 liters of gas and the passenger's airbag can hold up to 150 liters of gas.