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SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER [1 record]

Record 1 2013-11-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Safety Equipment (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
CONT

The idea of a pretensioner is to tighten up any slack in the belt webbing in the event of a crash. Whereas the conventional locking mechanism in a retractor keeps the belt from extending any farther, the pretensioner actually pulls in on the belt. This force helps move the passenger into the optimum crash position in his or her seat. Pretensioners normally work together with conventional locking mechanisms, not in place of them.

Key term(s)
  • seatbelt pretensioner
  • seat belt pre-tensioner
  • seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • pre-tensioner

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sécurité (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
DEF

Dispositif qui, au moment d'un choc, tend la ceinture de sécurité afin d'en assurer l'efficacité.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Equipo de seguridad (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
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