Updated May 4, 2009 

BC Science 10 Videos

Airbag Deployment Video

Movie Run Time: 0:59

This is excellent test-footage of how a high-speed accident can almost completely destroy a car, but clearly illustrates the life-saving potential of airbag technology.

In this case, the vehicle is an Infiniti M35, and if you watch carefully you will also see the deployment of side airbags. Also notice that while the front of the car is pretty much completely destroyed, the cabin containing the passengers is still intact.

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Further Information

Air Bags - important life-saving technology, but not without controversy:

  • Crash Test Videos - want to see more crash test videos? You can download as many as you want!
  • How Air Bags Work - clear description of the technology.
  • The Air Bag Debate - interesting information from the Canada Safety Council
  • Air Bags - comprehensive information and many good short animations.
  • Airbag - includes excellent historical information.
  • Air Bag - inlcudes good information on how they are made.

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