Auto Accident Tech

Today's road vehicles are going faster, and stronger manufacturers are using new ultra-high-strength steel alloys, such as bore in roof pillars and other parts of the structure.

However, these new super Steels can defeat the cutting and extrication tools used by rescue services making it difficult for them to free those trapped in wreckage. Seconds can make the difference between life and death. Now a revolutionary rescue called an extrication system is helping to change things.  It can be easily integrated into vehicle builds and it automatically activates range of remedial functions to enable fast extraction and rescue. For example, the system activates under these circumstances:

  • High impact collision.
  • Airbag deployed.
  • Water above dashboard height.
  • Fire under hood or behind dashboard.
  • Car on its roof.

How does the system work? Let’s look at it in more detail. When the system is activated, hydraulic pressure is pumped into the various functions via the distribution manifold. Following an impact, people can become trapped by the dashboard or their feet get stuck between the pedals. The system’s dashboard lifting activates and pushes the dashboard back up and the pedal box separator separates the base plate from the foundation plate.

Sometimes, car roof extraction is the fastest access. The system’s roof pillar separator assembling breaks the sheer welds and raises the roof two inches, but let it stay in its slides to prevent the pillars from collapsing under the car’s weight if it’s upside down.  Seatbelts save lives but can trap people. The safety belts latch assembly retracting piston separates seatbelt anchor points and shears the anchor pin button. The anchor point remains attached to the body structure until the release lever is pulled to allow a safe release if the vehicle is on its roof.

The door extraction feature allows the boot, door hinges and latches to separate from the main body structure by pulling a breaker wedge and shearing the spot welding. To prevent explosions or fire, the systems unique fuel tank solidifying device forces a polymer-based fuel solidifying powder into the fuel tank.

Power to the airbags is also isolated after 30 seconds to prevent injuries to occupants and rescue workers during extrication. The system can be deactivated by the driver when starting the car but automatically reactivates to standby mode when the ignition is switched off and on again.  Once deactivate, except for an activated fire signal, the system will not activate in an accident.

If needed, a rescuer can access the manifold on the passenger side dashboard by cutting the dashboard open.  From here, the system can be supplied with external electrical power to drive the main pump or hydraulic pressure directly into the manifold to simultaneously or individually operate any one of the systems. If the manifold is out of reach, the rescuer can use the hydraulic connection in the boot to activate all the systems.

These are just some of the key features of the revolutionary system that is meeting the demand for higher but more effective standards in vehicle build safety.

It’s easy to see how this technology will benefit drivers, rescuers, and manufacturers on the road ahead.

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