Our airbag testing modules are placed into vehicles by cooperating vehicle manufacturers and dealers. The modules are small “black boxes” that work independently from other vehicle electronics. The modules are battery operated and can work from 3-5 years in most vehicles. The module has an accelerometer that will activate once a serious accident has been detected by the shock created by the accident. Once the module is activated, it will wirelessly transmit data to our research center and includes the date, time, speed, & other critical impact data to our collection center.
The collection center will be able to match the ID from the module to the vehicle that the device was placed on and through cooperation of insurance & salvage companies, locate the totaled vehicle & determine if an inspection of the vehicle or interview of the owners will be needed for further research of the airbag deployment & other details of the accident.