At what speed do airbags deploy?

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An airbag fully deploys at a speed of about 60 to 186 miles an hour upon impact. Comparatively, this is the top speed of Japan's Shinkansen Bullet Train. The bag is completely operational in about 0.03 seconds.

After it deploys, an airbag quickly deflates. The entire process is completed within 0.10 seconds. This is about the speed of an eye blink. Air bags do not engage during very low-speed contact. The car must be moving at least 12 to 18 miles per hour. A driver's side airbag pops out of the steering wheel, while the one on the passenger side is hidden inside the dashboard.

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Airbags are operated on the basis of three components: An airbag module; one or more crash sensors, including an accelerometer; and a managing diagnostic unit. The front airbag is
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there is no max speed for airbag deployment. there is a minimum speed but that speed depends on make of car and airbag.
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There is no minimum speed. If you hit the censor with anything it could
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Ever been snapped by an elastic? Its about that fast. Over 200 mph anyway.
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