Passive safety features in the cars are helpful in minimizing risk of injury or death in case of an incident happened. Passive safety features come into play when the car meets an incident. The active safety systems are useful to prevent the incident but the passive safety systems are helpful to minimize the risk when the incident happened.
Rigid safety cells: The rigid safety cell minimize the effects of an incidents with energy absorbing crumple zones. The structure is crated with different material mix and with different parameters along with shields to prevent maximum damage.
Seat-belts: Seat belts are a well-known passive safety feature. It is almost available in all the cars. The advanced seat belts are tied with the seat and prevent the driver and other passengers from head injuries. When a passenger sit in the seat at the back of driver without wearing seat belt, will have five times more chance to die or serious injury to head. So these are one of the great innovation in the car safety history.
Airbags: Airbags come into action within the fraction of seconds immediately after the incident happens. These are helpful to reduce the damage to the driver, and to other passengers from head injury and hard press to the doors or windows. These can placed at different regions in the car to protect the driver and the passengers. Thus they could fixed in front of drivers knees, drivers and front passengers airbags, front seat sides, side curtain etc. These are have to be repossessed after an incident is occurred.
Pedal intrusion prevention system: Pedal intrusion prevention system helps automatically to retract the pedals in the event of an accident. It also safeguards driver’s ankles and feet from serious injury.
Anti-whiplash front head restraints: Anti-whiplash front head restraint system moves forward and upward to support the front passengers and the driver from a severe rear impact. This system adapt the occupants movements to provide the support with the force of impact.
Passive safety features include the electronic controls and sensing systems. These are like air bags need to sense immediately after the incident is occurred. With the sensing system they will deploy within the fraction of seconds.
There are some other non vehicle manufacturing companies offering the passive safety systems for vehicles. As well the testing companies for this system are also increased. The passive safety systems have to fulfill the legal requirements as per the law for operation on public roads in the vehicle.
The safety systems in the cars help minimize the risk to passengers and driver. Make sure to have these safety features in your car because you cannot know what happens on the roads.