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    Hyundai Launches World’s First Multi-Collision Airbag System

    by Swati Sanchayi on Wednesday, Jan 30 2019

    Hyundai Motor Group reported the advancement and future commercialization of the world's first multi- impact airbag framework that fundamentally enhances airbag execution in multi- crash mishaps. Multi- crash mishaps are those in which the essential effect is trailed by impacts with auxiliary items, for example, trees, electrical posts or different vehicles, which happen in three out of each 10 mishaps. Current airbag frameworks don't offer auxiliary security when the underlying effect is inadequate to make them convey. In any case, the multi- crash airbag framework permits airbags to send successfully upon an auxiliary effect by aligning the status of the vehicle and the tenants.

    Hyundai's new innovation recognizes inhabitant position in the lodge following an underlying impact. At the point when inhabitants are constrained into uncommon positions, the adequacy of existing wellbeing innovation might be endangered. Multi- impact airbag frameworks are intended to convey much quicker when starting security frameworks may not be powerful, giving extra wellbeing when drivers and travelers are generally defenseless. By recalibrating the crash power required for arrangement, the airbag framework reacts all the more quickly amid the auxiliary effect, in this way enhancing the security of multi- impact vehicle inhabitants.


    Commenting on the launch, Taesoo Chi, head of Chassis Technology Center at Hyundai Motor Group said, “By improving airbag performance in multi- collision scenarios, we expect to significantly improve the safety of our drivers and passengers. We will continue our research on more diverse crash situations as part of our commitment to producing even safer vehicles that protect occupants and prevent injuries.”

    As per measurements by the National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System (NASS- CDS), an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in U.S., around 30 percent of 56,000 vehicle mishaps from 2000 to 2012 in the North American area included multi- collisions*.

    The main sort of multi- impact mishaps included vehicles traverse the inside line (30.8 per cent), trailed by crashes brought about by a sudden stop at interstate tollgates (13.5 per cent), thruway middle strip impacts (8.0 per cent), and sideswiping and impact with trees and electric posts (4.0 per cent). Hyundai Motor Group broke down multi- impact situations in multilateral approaches to enhance airbag execution and exactness in auxiliary crashes. Hyundai Motor Group will actualize the framework in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles later on.


    Earlier this month, Hyundai had previewed the Elevate ‘Walking Car’ concept ahead of its official reveal at the CES 2019. Hyundai previewed the vehicle by an image and according to the official statement; the vehicle combines the power of robotics and EV technology to take people where no vehicle has been before. The four- legged Hyundai ‘Elevate’ will redefine our perception of vehicular mobility. Also, globally, Hyundai has announced that the ‘i20’ has surpassed the 1.3 Million Sales mark worldwide since its first launch in India a decade back. Out of the 1.3 million units, the manufacturer has sold 8.5 lakh units only in the Indian market. Hyundai also claims this achievement to be the fastest for any automobile in the respective segment. Adding another high, Hyundai has ended 2018 by registering 4.6 per cent increase in the Indian market at 42, 093 units in December 2018. According to a statement by Hyundai, the company had sold 40, 158 units in December 2017. Apart from these, the Korean automaker has announced price hike of up to Rs 30,000 on its vehicle range in the country, effective from January 2019. The rise in input costs.

     Hyundai sells a wide range of models in the Indian market ranging from the Santro hatchback to the Tuscon SUV which is available from a price range of Rs 3.89 lakh and Rs 26.84 lakh (all prices ex- showroom, Delhi). Hyundai’s India portfolio currently consists of the Eon, Santro, Grand i10, Xcent, i20, i20 Active, Verna, Elantra, Creta and Tucson. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates from Hyundai India.




    A diverse bilingual (English and Hindi) Copywriter and Content Creator based in New Delhi, India. With a degree in Journalism, I always had an inclination towards writing.

    As a writer, I have worked on content related to automobile, technology, travel, lifestyle, photography and many more.

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