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How do passive safety systems work?

Watch this short animated video to learn more about passive safety systems for passenger cars and how they work.

Passive safety technology protects the occupants of a vehicle and other road users if a crash occurs. They do this by reducing the impact of an accident or the level of injury.

Today, a range of built-in mechanisms protect occupants in case of a crash, such as pre-tensioned seatbelts, airbags and energy-absorbing crumple zones (also known as deformation zones).

In other words, passive safety technology is all about mitigating the impact of an accident during and after the impact – so, as from the moment that first contact is made.