A look At Vehicle Safety Systems ~ Podcast Episode 39

Crumple Zones

Happy Friday everyone. I hope that you all had a great week. Can you believe it is almost February already? Today we are going to talk about something that I kinda nerd out on. That is vehicle safety and safety systems. There is so much more to staying safe in an accident than just airbags and seat belts.

Sadly this came about because my best buddy wrecked his Civic. He does not know the total amount of damage yet, but I can promise you it is not the $30k worth of damage my friend Jack’s Ferrari had.

Join me as we talk safety:

  • Active safety systems
  • Passive safety systems
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Radios and A/C controls
  • Dashboards
  • Steering columns
  • Headrests
  • Engine mounts
  • Crumple zones
  • Fenders
  • Side panels
  • My totaled Civic
  • and more

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As always, your comments are more than welcome. I hope that no one has to comment that they were in an accident. But what other safety features do cars have that we do not commonly think about?

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1 reply
  1. Ken Buckley
    Ken Buckley says:

    when I was working in the industry I remember being told about door handles that : 1 – were fire resistant – if you have an engine fire the door panels can get hot pretty quickly and make the handles red hot and 2: where as a rescuer you can just attach a hook to the door and yank the door off ( I.e the handles are strong). So few people realise how crucial this can be , but I guess accidents are not some thing we like to highlight with customers. Also there is the constant battle between noise reduction ( everything smooth no lines) versus practicality/ cheap repair[ as much for insurance companies as anything else] and safety. It’s all just mind bogglingly intricate.


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