Q: What is the front crash severity sensor?

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What is the front crash severity sensor?

The air bag system in your car is much more advanced than those used even just a few years prior. It’s capable of determining just how severe an impact is and whether or not air bags should be inflated, and even how much inflation is needed for safety. The front crash severity sensor is one of the most important components in this system. It’s located in the front bumper, and sends information to the car’s computer and Personal Safety System™ (PSS) during an impact. Based on this information, the PSS deploys one or more air bags if needed. It may also activate the seat belt tensioners.

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