“What is an Airbag and how does it work?”
Airbags, which are the original parts of the automobiles, are the general name given to the occupant restraint systems that are filled with gas during car collisions and aim to protect the driver and occupants in the car. The principle of activation of airbags is briefly as follows: in cases where the severity of the collision is above a certain level, sensors in various parts of the car send an electrical signal to the tube with NaN3 (sodium azide). Following the receipt of the signal, a small spark forms in the tube, and NaN3 dissolves from the heat created. The released nitrogen gets filled into the airbag and makes the airbag inflate. The airbags, which inflate with air in an extremely short time during the collision, by deflating in a few seconds aim to ensure the evacuation of the car occupants and make them overcome the accident with the minimum damage due to the occurrence of a possible accident.
Car Seat Covers and Airbags
One of the biggest concerns of the consumer of car seat covers is whether the airbags will function and will be activated in a possible accident, due to the fact that the car seat covers are mounted on the original car seats, as they form a different layer over the original car seat where the airbags locate.
Otom being the pioneer and leader of the sector, in order to mitigate these concerns, conducted several experiments, various R&D studies and meticulously examined the span which the airbags inflate and the car seat cover is pierced simultaneously.
In light of the R&D process we have conducted and experience we have gained, we have created the necessary technological bedrock for the correct functioning of our product. We have provided a perfect sewing system by choosing the appropriate combination of materials for the original seats of the car and Otom’s seat covers in order make them react to the airbags simultaneously. We are also proud to announce that we have certified the quality and safety of our Otom brand car seat covers as our sewing system has passed the safety tests conducted at the internationally accredited APV-T Center in Australia, which is one of the best crash safety test centers in the world.
Our airbag seam safety system, which has successfully passed the crash safety test, consists of 5 steps:
Airbag Security Sewing System in 5 Steps
Important Note: The pop-out of the airbags in the car seats depends on many parameters, such as the vehicle’s brand and model, the speed of the vehicle, whether the seat belts are put on or not by the car occupants, the angle of the collision, the correct mounting of the seat covers by professionals, the correct positioning of the airbag seams of the car seat cover to match the airbag parts on the seats, the product lifetime and also consumer usage.
Otom seat covers aim to offer reliable products to the consumers with the airbag safety seam described above. The test in question was carried out by the APV-T TECT CENTER with the above-mentioned materials, only on the mentioned vehicle brand seat and model and at said ambient temperatures.
Due to the above-mentioned variables, Otom does not guarantee the pop-out of the airbags and therefore does not accept any responsibility for any damage incurred.