NASA’s Subsonic Rotary Wing Project – Helicopter With External Airbags

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Airbags have evolved from being in cars to on cars, so it’s only natural that airbags in aircraft should be making the trip outside. NASA’s Subsonic Rotary Wing Project is attempting to make autorotation landings a little bit softer by slapping a pair of expandable kevlar cushions between the skids, and the first test was a success.

 

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Mercedes Adds Pelvic Protection To Its Side Impact Airbags

Mercedes Offers More Protection By Adding A Pelvic Airbag 

 Mercedes offers more protection with pelvic airbag

Side impact air bags have undoubtedly saved many lives. They were specifically designed to protect the torso from impacting the crinkle zone of the door and in some cases, they can extend all the way down to the knee. Mercedes has put a new twist on the side impact airbag by designing one that provides protection for the pelvis.

 

 

 

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Britax Adds Side Airbags To It’s Baby Car Seats

Britax Adds Side Airbags To It’s Baby Car Seats 

 Britax Advocate CS Convertible Car Seat

Long gone are the days when people would drive with their baby sitting in their laps, thinking it was the safest thing to do. Today’s tots have car seats that rival the harnesses and safety gear used by Forumula 1 drivers, and a company called Britax is taking things one step further by introducing the first car seat to feature a set of side impact airbags.

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