Ok, maybe it could be classified as ranting. Sorry for that. I blame it on my shortcomings of the language and my situation of "upsettness" :-/
I was a bit harsh also due to my upsettness at your upsettness.
Sorry but I just have to make a joke about this altough it's a very serious topic. I really hope you can forgive me.
Crash = Smell
Speed = Fart
Det är inte farten som dödar, det är smellen.
It's not the fart(speed) that kills you, it's the smell(Crash).
That is great, I love it! True, too.
I have no problem joking about it, especially since nearly all of the Kappa deaths were the driver's fault. Usually it seems to have been for thinking he was a better driver than he actually was.
Oh good. So we can die from a head on crash into a light pole because GM was too cheap to add a third sensor in the centre of the car?
It just gets better, doesn't it?
Actually, given that the sensor(s) are supposed to activate air bags when the car decelerates at 7 Gs or more, GM could have saved money and put one centrally located sensor at the front in the crush zone. Might prevent us from dying in a 7G crash into a light pole that acts as a sort of soft landing device and keeps the deceleration just below the threshold?..........
It has nothing to do with cheap, and everything to do with appropriate operation of the system. Why would you care if part of the crumple zone decelerates at an unsafe rate? You aren't sitting there, and it would trigger the system too soon, actually reducing its effectiveness.
Theoretically, yes but:
>The airbags are supplemental protection, not primary, so the simple fact of non-deployment is not necessarily fatal.
>The sensor is attached to the same structure that your body is, so it will detect an acceleration that is dangerous to you and trigger airbag deployment accordingly.
>Airbags are nearly as likely to kill or injure you as not, especially if you are a driver who is 5'-3" or less in height, or if you have the passenger seat at an equivalent location.
I'm pretty happy with the setup, as I don't care for the idea of unnecessary airbag deployments since in-car explosions aren't fun, and replacing all that crap is too expensive to have it go off when it doesn't have to.
The car actually does have three sensors as the SDM, located between the seats, has internal sensors that it monitors along with the external ones on the frame rails.