Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), Inflatable Curtain (IC)

Dec 15, 2003 ID: 8149
Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), Inflatable Curtain (IC)
Helps reduce the risk of serious injury in a collision from the side. Consists of a strong body structure with a number of interacting features, all of which help to distribute crash forces across a large part of the car's body to minimise the strain on the occupants. The sides of the car body employ diagonal struts of ultra high-strength steel to help protect if the car is being hit by a larger vehicle. Even the front seat frames are reinforced to withstand severe force and help provide additional protection. The inflatable curtain for all the outboard occupants and the front seat side airbags enhance head, chest and hip protection.
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