Watch this short animated video to learn more about passive safety systems for passenger cars and how they work. Passive safety technology protects the occupants of a vehicle and other road users if a crash occurs. They do this by reducing the impact of an accident or the level of injury.
Today, a range of built-in mechanisms protect occupants in case of a crash, such as pre-tensioned seatbelts, airbags and energy-absorbing crumple zones (also known as deformation zones).
In other words, passive safety technology is all about mitigating the impact of an accident during and after the impact – so, as from the moment that first contact is made.