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Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First Multi-Collision Airbag System

01/23/2019, Seoul

  • New airbag complement offers additional insurance in delegate impacts
  • 30 percent of all accidents engage a delegate impact according to information from NHTSA
  • Future Hyundai and Kia vehicles will accept state-of-the-art airbag record to urge motorist reserve and revoke injuries in multi-collision accidents

SEOUL, JAN. 23, 2019
Hyundai Motor Group announced a growth and destiny commercialization of a world’s initial multi-collision airbag complement that significantly improves airbag opening in multi-collision accidents. Multi-collision accidents are those in that a primary impact is followed by collisions with delegate objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles, that occurs in 3 out of each 10 accidents.

Current airbag systems do not offer delegate insurance when a initial impact is deficient to means them to deploy. However, a multi-collision airbag complement allows airbags to muster effectively on a delegate impact by calibrating a standing of a car and a occupants.   

Hyundai’s new record detects passenger position in a cabin following an initial collision. When occupants are forced into surprising positions, a efficacy of existent reserve record might be compromised. Multi-collision airbag systems are designed to muster even faster when initial reserve systems might not be effective, providing additional reserve when drivers and passengers are many vulnerable. By recalibrating a collision power compulsory for deployment, a airbag complement responds some-more soon during a delegate impact, thereby improving a reserve of multi-collision car occupants.  

“By improving airbag opening in multi-collision scenarios, we design to significantly urge a reserve of a drivers and passengers,” pronounced Taesoo Chi, conduct of Chassis Technology Center during Hyundai Motor Group. “We will continue a investigate on some-more different pile-up situations as partial of a joining to producing even safer vehicles that strengthen occupants and forestall injuries.” 

According to statistics by a National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System (NASS-CDS), an bureau of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in U.S., about 30 percent of 56,000 car accidents from 2000 to 2012 in a North American segment concerned multi-collisions*.

The heading form of multi-collision accidents concerned cars channel over a core line (30.8 percent), followed by collisions caused by a remarkable stop during highway tollgates (13.5 percent), highway median frame collisions (8.0 percent), and sideswiping and collision with trees and electric poles (4.0 percent).              

Hyundai Motor Group analyzed multi-collision scenarios in multilateral ways to urge airbag opening and pointing in delegate collisions. 

Hyundai Motor Group will exercise a complement in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles in a future.  



*Source: NASS (National Automotive Sampling System)/CDS (Crashworthiness Data System). – The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) is anationwide pile-up information collection module sponsored by a U.S. Department of Transportation.It is operated by a National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) of a NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Hyundai Motor Group is a tellurian house that has combined a value sequence formed on automobiles, steel, and construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, a group’s vehicle brands embody Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Armed with artistic thinking, mild communication and a will to take on all challenges, we are operative to emanate a improved destiny for all.

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