Safety cell


What is a car's safety cell?

A car’s safety cell is a passenger compartment built with high-strength materials, usually steel. It has the strength to stay intact in the event of a crash. Having crumple zones in front and behind also helps absorb much of the energy of the impact in a collision. Together, the crumple zones and safety cell reduce the chance and severity of any injuries, including whiplash.

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What is the crumple zone in a car?

A crumple zone is a safety feature on a car that is designed to absorb the energy from the impact during a crash, by allowing the metal to deform safely.

How does a side impact protection system work?

A side impact protection system (SIPS) is a safety system that protects the occupants of a car against injury in the event of another vehicle crashing into the side of it.

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