Special Operations

2015 Audi A3 Body Structure and Safety Systems

The 2015 Audi A3 uses many hot-shaped steel parts in the passenger compartment for low weight and maximum strength, while the engine hood is made of aluminum.

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2015 Ford Transit Side-Curtain Airbag (5-Row Airbag)

One question I’m asked often is what vehicle has the largest airbag. While the 2015 Ford Transit has a Side-Curtain Airbag! Just how big you ask? The airbag measures about 15 feet long and 3 feet tall, with the ability ...

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2014 Lexus IS Body Structure

The 2014 Lexus IS has a bunch of different manufacturing methods. Use of body adhesive bonding and laser screw welding are just a few. The body adhesive bonding should be nothing new to readers of this site. But laser screw ...

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety Systems

Tahoe Safety System Extrication Training

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe has a reinforced safety cage with high-strength steel in the A- and B-pillars and roof rails and added roof reinforcements help improve safety in potential rollover collisions. General Motors put the industry first center airbag in ...

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2015 Audi S1 Sportback Body Structure


Extrication Training The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback body structure makes use of extensive amounts of high-strength (including ultra-high, hot-stamped) steels, as well as aluminum.  The mostly aluminum shell with hot stamped, high-strength steel forming floors and bulkhead is really nothing new ...

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