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The science behind making a safer air bag - Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

Last updated 5 years ago

The new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze introduces an industry first side air bag that uses a flexible venting technology designed to deploy more efficiently while providing equivalent crash protection. 

The NHTSA recently tested the 2013 Cruze with the new air bag technology under its New Car Assessment Program and received the maximum 5 star overall vehicle score. 

Unlike more complex dual-stage air bags that use one inflator for low-speed crashes and another for high-speed crashes, the Cruze's new single-stage "smart air bag" uses one lower output inflator to manage both low-speed and high-speed crash forces. The system's vent reduces the risk of inflation-induced injury by allowing the drivers forward momentum to actively push the air out and away. 

So how does it work? Take a look! 

For more information about the venting driver air bag, or for information about the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze email us at or give us a call at 330-SWEENEY! 

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