As car accidents increase; measures taken against this increasing day by day. You can get rid of the accident with minimum damage with the cars of higher quality, which are built on steel and whose protective measures have been increased. Of course, one of the things that protect us most in the event of an accident is \u201cairbags\u201d.\n\n\n\nToday I will tell you about the curtain airbags that protect our heads in the event of an accident. The curtain airbags are deployed if the vehicle is damaged from the side. In this article, we will answer questions such as "When did curtain airbags come into our life? \u201c What kind of cars are available? \u201d \u201c When is it activated? \u201dAnd mid Is it necessary? Let\u2019s talk about this...\n\n\n\nPassive security systems in the automotive industry with the development of day by day and increasing our number and variety of security equipment that has been increasing day by day has become the essential element of security today.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThis equipment, which came into our lives in the late 1990s, was made to protect the shoulder and head area in case of an impact from the side of the vehicle. The airbags are usually located inside the doors and protect the shoulder, abdomen, hip and chest area, while the curtain airbags are mounted on the roof of the vehicle or the top of the door, and if these airbags are opened, they close all the side windows like a curtain. Thus, protection is provided.\n\n\n\n There are sensors installed to determine if it is severe enough to cause accidents and, unlike normal airbags, they remain passive for a few seconds to provide you with additional protection if your vehicle rolls over. A further advantage of the curtain airbags is that parts that break from vehicles damaged in the event of an accident or broken windows can be prevented from entering the vehicle, reducing the risk of injury. This ensures maximum protection from side impacts with side airbags.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe airbags\ndeploy when impacts occur at speeds above approx. 20 km \/ h. For the airbag to function, it must leave the reservoir in which it is held\nat a speed equal to approximately 320 km \/ h. This means a force that can cause\ngreat harm to very close people,\nespecially children. So it wouldn't make sense to wait for light crashes to\nopen. Nevertheless, as minor impacts can have a great impact on young children,\nit must be safely seated to prevent damage to the airbag if the airbag is not deployed. Nobody wants the kid to get hurt, I guess. Personally, if I were in\nthe car with me and my child; I used to put my child in the back seat with a\nseat belt on. It takes 2-3 seconds to fasten the seat belt, it is invaluable to\ncause injury.\n\n\n\nThe curtain airbags, which we have\nseen in small class cars in recent years, are either not offered at all or are\nshown in the option list due to the difficulties and the high costs of placing them in small\ncars. There are very few models in this class that offer curtain airbags in\nstandard equipment. If your budget is low, there is another airbag for this. If you choose your car\non a low budget, you can opt for a curtain airbag instead of a curtain airbag.\nLife is more important than anything\nelse if the budget is not enough to find different solutions would be right.\n\n\n\nThese\nairbags, called the head-chest side airbags, operate with a system that has\nturned the disadvantages of the curtain\nairbag into an advantage. The area he's protecting you is more. These\nairbags are placed in the seat again, but when opened they swell over a wide\narea up to the head level, providing excellent protection. Because no curtain airbags are required and the\nease of deployment of the side airbags, it is cost-effective, reducing the cost\nof the car and the cost of repairing a possible accident. So, don't say yok I\ndon't have a budget \u201d. The solution is always there. If the curtain does not\nnecessarily airbag so you can get rid of the accident.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAlthough\nthe curtain air cushion does not show an effect in a wide area, if it is not\nvery effective in case of a somersault, head-chest airbags, which have been\nsuccessful in the crash tests of the side, continue to spread in different\nbrands and models. It is possible to see these types of airbags which act as\n\u201ccurtain airbags de in A and B segment\ncars. When discussing the necessity of a curtain airbag; head-chest airbags\nshould be preferred.\n\n\n\nTaking into\naccount the side airbags acting as a curtain airbag, small class cars with this\nairbag may appear to have 4 airbags. This raises questions about security.\nBefore you buy a car, I recommend you check the safety equipment well.\n\n\n\nLet us ask\nthe question de Is the Air Curtain Safe? In 2015, 34 million cars with an airbag produced by a brand were recalled. The\nstatement made at that time, airbags for any reason in the case, the parts that\nwill fly through the chest and face damage can be said. Maybe our cars, which\nwe think are reliable for years, are reliable because we haven't had an\naccident. The measure should never be abandoned. Let's always be cautious. Do\nnot assume that your car airbag is 100% working. Check, test, how important can\nit be for you? Have a quick look at it without wasting time.\n\n\n\n Number of Airbags Confusing \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe number\nof airbags causes a lot of confusion today. We need to clarify this. A single\nairbag indicates only the driver's airbag, while the double airbag points to the driver and\npassenger airbag. When the four airbags are mentioned, the front side airbags\n(left front, right front) are added. But when it comes to airbags 6 or more,\nthey get confused.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n6 airbags; driver, passenger, and front side airbags as well as curtain airbags, while specifying 7 airbags in addition to the driver's knee airbag, he says. Some brands of curtain airbags left and right instead of counting two as the safety of the rear seat passengers counts four so that the number of 8 airbags are reached. However, the term \u201c8 airbags farkl\u0131 may also indicate that there are rear side airbags. 9 airbags point to the driver's knee airbag in addition to the 8 airbags.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nYour car\nmay be equipped with an airbag. But do these airbags always and always work?\nWhich moments come into play? To\nlearn this, I have explained the working principles below.\n\n\n\n Working Principle \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n1.\nAccelerometer due to the loss of speed at the moment of collision detects the\nchange in speed in the car.\n\n\n\n2. If this\ndeceleration is large enough to\ntrigger the system, the airbag is alerted.\n\n\n\n3. The\nairbag system, which receives the warning, flows current through a heating\napparatus and activates the chemical explosive.\n\n\n\n4. The pad\nexplodes with the explosive gas\nexpanding and burning.\n\n\n\n5. The air\nin the opened cushion discharges the gas it keeps from the small discharge\nopenings on the sides to prevent suffocation.\n\n\n\nNumerical\nvalues \u200b\u200bof opening speed (Msn: millisecond, one-thousandth of a second)\n\n\n\n0\nmilliseconds: First contact with collision\n\n\n\n30\nmilliseconds: Airbag ready to inflate\n\n\n\n30\u201354 milliseconds: Gradually inflating an airbag\n\n\n\n54\nmilliseconds: When the driver first contacts the airbag\n\n\n\n54\u201358\nmilliseconds: The driver's body\npressures on the airbag, accelerating the selling process.\n\n\n\n84 milliseconds: When the airbag is fully inflated.\n\n\n\n Tips for improving the benefits and safety of the curtain airbag; \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u2022 Child\nseats must never be mounted or traveling in the front seat with the back of the\nchild facing the airbag. Do not try,\nit has been tested in previous accidents, in this case, it can be fatal.\n\n\n\n\u2022 The driver must be at least 25\ncentimeters from the steering wheel. (Proximity to the steering wheel max,\nshould not come closer if the wrists correspond to the upper part of the\nsteering wheel) If you get closer, it can hurt and hurt your face.\n\n\n\n\u2022 The\nairbag is a supplementary measure only, remember that it is a passive safety\nsystem and must be used in conjunction with the seat belt. It will not work\nunless the seat belt is fastened.\n\n\n\n\u2022 Children should sit in the rear seat\nwith their seat belts fastened in safety seats suitable for their age and\nheight. Inside collisions, if you sit in the front or the back, nothing will\nchange but if the child sits in the front; In case of impacts from the front,\ninevitably, any cuts or fractures to the face or body of the children will\noccur.\n\n\n\n When does the airbag deploy? \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u2022 In\nfront-end collisions; The driver front airbag and front passenger airbag are deployed.\n\n\n\n\u2022 Inside\ncollisions; the front side airbag on the\naccident site and the curtain, head airbag on the accident site.\n\n\n\nCurtain airbags will not work in\nwhich case:\n\n\n\n\u2022 It does\nnot work when the ignition switch is off. If you are in the car while parked,\nyou are in danger.\n\n\n\n\u2022 It does\nnot work only when the front impact is received.\n\n\n\n\u2022 It does\nnot work when a slight impact is received from the side.\n\n\n\n\u2022 It does\nnot work when a slight rear impact is taken.\n\n\n\n\u2022 It does not work in case of tipping in such a\nway that it does not come into contact from the side.\n\n\n\n\u2022 The\nleft-hand side airbag does not\noperate in case of a right-hand collision and the right-side airbag in a\ncollision.\n\n\n\nIn summary,\nit does not open in light of impacts. If it opens, it can cost you more. I'm\nsure you wouldn't want that either.\n\n\n\n Can curtain airbags alone be enough? \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nYou should\nalso keep in mind that curtain airbags that provide the safety of the driver\nand passengers will not be enough in case of an accident alone. If the seat\nbelt is not fastened, the airbags may damage instead of being useful.\n\n\n\nThe seat belt ensures that the\ndriver and passengers remain stationary at a distance, while the airbags slow\ndown the head movement and prevent injury.\nLet's assume that the seat belt is not fastened during the accident. Since it is unlikely that you will remain stationary\nin the vehicle, the severely deployed airbag may cause injury or cause you to\nfatal if you swing in another direction. Even if it doesn't have fatal\nconsequences, you're hurt. You don't\nwant that.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n Are the airbags deployed if the seat belt is not fastened? \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u2022\nGenerally, the airbags deploy\nwhether or not the seat belt is\nfastened and are not connected to the belt. However, in some accidents, the\ndeployment or failure of a part of the airbags may vary depending on the angle\nand speed at which the accident occurred. In other words, there is no rule that airbags will be deployed\nin every accident. As mentioned\nabove, deployment of the airbag varies according to the severity and angle of\nthe impact.\n\n\n\n How long is the life of the airbag? \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhen the airbags expire after 10 years, you are more likely to encounter problems such as non-deployment, explosion-tearing or untimely deployment. You should, therefore, have your airbag checked at least once every 10 years by a specialist garage. If you say \u201cI'll exchange at least 1 car in 10 years.\u201d It's up to your budget. I wish everyone could be as lucky as you... Unfortunately, while some of us have a lot of budgets, some of us can't even buy a car.\n\n\n\nSeat belts must be fastened for the airbags to work effectively in the event of an accident. Otherwise, the airbags alone will not be of much use and may be damaged due to skidding in the vehicle or even have fatal consequences. For this reason, it is important to use it together with the seat belt. Besides, the protective function of the airbag only functions once and it would be more accurate to replace an exploding airbag with a new one.\n\n\n\nAnd, the airbags do not inflate by releasing compressed or pressurized air or gas. They swell as a result of a chemical reaction.\n\n\n\nI had an accident last year, too. My car didn't have a curtain airbag. The oncoming truck hit my car from the left side and caused my airbags to work. I've never been get hurt by this accident. Yes, the windows in the door were broken, but there were no injuries. If the curtain had an airbag, it would open too. But it was cost and did not work. If I had 50 cars, I wouldn't buy a curtain airbag for one. I'm sure you would agree with me.\n\n\n\n Let's conclude. As a result; I would say that curtain airbags are not very necessary all the time. While other airbags increase the cost and protect them well again; How much do you think curtain airbags are required?