In modern cars and wheelchair accessible vehicle safety is becoming a more important consideration for consumers and thus a stronger focus for car manufacturers. Although active safety systems are seeing the fastest innovation and dynamic levels of growth, passive safety systems still have an important role to play. The difference between active and passive safety systems is that active safety systems play a role in preventing incidents and accidents whereas passive safety systems work to limit the negative consequences in the event of a crash.
Despite the increasing effectiveness of active safety systems, accidents with vehicles will remain widespread in the foreseeable future. Developments and innovation in the passive safety systems market are therefore essential and will provide protection for motorists.
Traditional passive safety systems such as airbags and seatbelts will retain their current position. In most developed countries both systems are mandatory and legislation in developing countries is rapidly catching up.
Innovation in the automotive passive safety systems market is mainly focused on protecting vulnerable road-users. Pedestrians and cyclists make up a large majority of traffic fatalities but until recently car makers have not done much to protect this group. New systems such as pop-up bonnets and pedestrian airbags have now been developed but are yet to gain widespread popularity.
Another area of increased focus and innovation has been whiplash protection. Carmakers have developed seats and headrests to prevent whiplash in case of rear-end collisions and institutions such as Euro-NCAP have included this metric in their safety ratings. As is inherent in the automotive industry, these systems are only slowly being adopted by carmakers and will gradually see their way into all new vehicles in the coming decade.
We will continue to follow the competitive landscape of leading automotive passive safety systems companies their, products, services, focus, strategies and outlook.
– Continental AG
– Daimler AG
– Delphi Automotive PLC
– Fiat PsA.
– Ford Motor Company
– General Motors
– Honda Motor Company
– Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group
– PSA Peugeot Citroen
– Robert Bosch GmbH
– Takata Corporation
– Toyota Motor Corporation
– TRW Automotive
– Volkswagen AG
– Volvo Car Corporation
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