Tag Archives: Airbag

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-class Body Structure

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a rigid uni-body structure that encircles the passenger cabin in a highly protective network of ultra-high and high-strength steel, magnesium reinforcements and triple-layer construction of all eight roof pillars. Advanced crumple zones and subframe-mounting of the axles help to divert impact forces away from the passenger compartment.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Body Structure

The body structure of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback. Nearly 60 percent of the body structure, as well as the four-mount hydro-formed engine cradle, use high-strength steel. Ultra-high-strength steel is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar.

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Moditech Extrication Training Magnet Labels

So you cannot get a late model vehicle with all the new airbags with the hidden stored gas inflators. Not to mention all the Ultra-High Strength Steel (UHSS) used in the body structures. No problem! Moditech has created a very simple training tool that can be used as an evolution evolves.

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Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, What do you know?

So all the hype about electric cars is meant to scare us during an extrication? What do you know about the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera? General Motors and a group spun off the NFPA, behind the Electric Vehicle Safety Training project have spent a good amount of money educating and making training materials available to anyone with a computer and internet access.

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Moditech February 2011 Newsletter, The Inflatable Seatbelt Airbag

First off, if you do not recieve the Moditech Newsletter than go straight to their website and sign up for it! Acheive newsletters as far back as 2006 as also availible on their website. Take advantage of the free very useful information that Moditech Rescue Solutions provides in the newsletter. While you are at the Moditech Site, make sure you take a look at the Crash Recovery System (CRS).

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2010 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Bentley Motors developed an advanced rollover protection system that is installed beneath the rear headrests for occupant safety. The way the system works is, if the car’s on-board computer senses that it is about to roll during an accident, the two reinforced steel hoops pictured below are deployed in a split second. The steel hoops work in conjunction with the strong windshield frame to protect passengers in the front and rear seats.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 SUV Body Structure

The uni-body construction of the GL-Class SUV uses advanced technology and robust materials to create a virtual fortress for the vehicles' passengers. High- Strength/Low-Alloy steel is used in important areas of the vehicle. Roof pillars employ three layers of steel, and doors feature steel crossbeams. Full-width front and rear crossmembers, along with a reinforced floorpan and door sills, combine to provide protection in a variety of impacts. Advanced front and rear crumple zones progressively deform to help absorb the energy of an impact, while underhood components are staggered to help prevent them from stacking up in a frontal impact, thereby reducing the likelihood of intrusion into the cabin. An ellipsoidal front bulkhead helps channel some of the forces of a frontal impact under, over and around the passenger cabin.

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2005-2010 Mazda 5 Body Structure (MAZDA5)

The body structure shell for the 2005-2010 Mazda 5. The Mazda 5 is built with Triple H body construction. The Triple H construction gives superb strength to the unitary construction body. Unitary construction is a construction technique that supports structural load by using an object's exterior. This is why higher strength steels are used in locations of high stress to increase strength and rigidity without adding weight.

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