On Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:15:22 +0800, "Clocky" <email@example.com>
>George W Frost wrote:
>> "Jeßus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Doesn't say much for the Lexus
>> The air bags didn't go off
>They didn't need to go off in that situation.
I agree, and the lack of damage to the moron validates that it was
correct not to deploy them.
>> She is an Asian and probably had them disconnected
>No, you just need to understand how a SRS operates.
It is *not* an SRS, it is actually a PRS.
It is designed around "no fatal injury level" to an *unrestrained*
50th percentile male hybrid IV crash test dummy in the standard test
sequences of FMVSS 208.
In Australia, it would be an SRS, to a different specification. Or
rather, should be... I know that some of the Kia models were supplied
in Australia with the PRS calibration, and they would go off with
little provocation, even within the self recuperation limit of the
front bumper. I've seen this turn a glancing strike into a full blown
crash, as the driver has lost control due to the inappropriate air bag
deployment - with the air bag having lost most of its gas by the time
of the real crash....
Perth, Western Australia.