Supplemental Driver Airbag System-Ford Motor Company and Tempo and Topaz Vehicles 856015
This paper describes Ford's supplemental airbag system that is available to commercial fleet users in the United States on Tempo and Topaz car lines. Several key components of the system were based on designs used in a 1981 experimental program. Design considerations in adapting that experimental system to a smaller production vehicle are presented.
Roger E. Maugh
Director, Automotive Safety Office, Ford Motor Company
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles
Passenger Car Inflatable Restraint Systems-A Compendium of Published Safety Research-PT-31