well let see
say you stop in like .1 of a second
say you going 15mph = 25kmh= 7 m/s or so
so a = 7/.1 = 70gs
so yeah.. approximately 70gs to deploy airbag unless the stopping time is like close to a second, then it'll be closer to 10 gs
i pretty much see no way that a grandma can apply 70gs with her purse
so yeha - video = BS
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It takes an impact from more than one of the many airbag sensors to deploy. Most cars actually are able to deploy at 8-14 mph. We had to deal with airbag stuff in the car audio world (reports and such telling where NOT to probe), and now in the limousine business I work for. Heres some more interesting reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbag#...ing_conditions
Safer airbags: Manufacturers have now went to higher deployment thresholds. Most airbags are set to deploy in crashes between 6 and 12 miles per hour. This is far too low. Numerous studies have shown that an airbag is not needed unless a crash is at least 18 mph. BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo have long had systems that deploy an airbag at 18 mph if the occupant is seat belted.
Fake video, btw. Airbags will deflate in less than one second as well. Funny, but fake...
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