Hyundai has developed a new side airbag


In a collision, the pillow is revealed between the driver and the front row passenger, preventing possible head injuries.

Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new central airbag, further enhancing the safety of its cars. It serves to separate the space between the driver and the passenger. Hyundai will implement this technology in new cars.

An additional airbag is revealed in the space between the driver and the front passenger to prevent the cranial injuries. If there is no one on the front passenger seat, it will protect the driver from the side collision on the right side. The central airbag is installed inside the driver’s seat and triggers when hitting.

It is expected that a new central airbag is expected to reduce the number of head injuries caused by the collisions of passengers. According to the statistical data of the Association of European Automakers, the level of secondary damage as a result of such collisions or blows about the elements of the interior is about 45%.

The internal component of the TETHER pillow provides preservation of its shape and allows you to withstand the driver’s weight. In addition, Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new technology that reduces airbags with 1 kg to 500 grams. Smaller sizes and safety airbags provide greater flexibility when designing seats for future models.

Since 2020, the new European Euro NCAP car safety assessment program has been expected to include side collisions. It is assumed that the Hyundai Motor Group airbag will be advantageous when performing this test.

Security Developments allowed Hyundai cars to get 5 stars in the NHTSA security rating, as well as 12 Top Safety Pick + awards from IIHS. These awards were marked by Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, Tucson and Nexo.

«Development of a central airbag is not just adding another airbag, — Khon Hyok In (Hyockin Kwon), an explorer engineer from a security system development team at Hyundai Motor Group. «We will continue to increase the safety of passengers by preparing a car for any incidents.»