The design is conceptually simple; a central Airbag control unit (ACU) (a specific type of ECU) monitors a number of related sensors within the vehicle, including accelerometers, impact sensors, side (door) pressure sensors, wheel speed sensors, gyroscopes, brake pressure sensors, and seat occupancy sensors. When the requisite 'threshold' has been reached or exceeded, the airbag control unit will trigger the ignition of a gas generator propellant to rapidly inflate a nylon fabric bag. As the vehicle occupant collides with and squeezes the bag, the gas escapes in a controlled manner through small vent holes. The airbag's volume and the size of the vents in the bag are tailored to each vehicle type, to spread out the deceleration of (and thus force experienced by) the occupant over time and over the occupant's body, compared to a seat belt alone.
Parth on 2012-02-04 18:46:46.0
In case of accident the airbags spreads and saves by sudden jerk.
The cars you have shortlisted are really good for city or highway driving conditions. Now, talking about the safety features specifically, all the features are equally important. It is really hard to to pitch any particular safety features basis on the Road safety point.
Vehicle Stability Control help you in over steering / under-steering while manoeuvring the vehicle on the edges whereas the Brake Assist provides better safety in panic braking or emergency braking.
Now, it depends that what kind of situations you will be facing more and based on that, you can decide the best safety feature for you. Hope this helps.
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Baleno has been rated 3 in Euro NCAP. The lack of brake assist doesn't make that much of a difference as it provides extra braking power when the driver attempts to perform an emergency stop. Instead of brake assist, it has EBD and ABS which offer optimum safety. Click here to check out the features.
Break Assist is available in various cars like Nissan Micra etc. To suggest you the best for you, please share the budget bracket or the segment that you prefer. You may also reach us on our toll free number 1800-200-3000 from Monday to Friday between 10 AM to 7 PM.