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I came across this tonight. Scary.I own a 2000 too. The homepage picture is insane.
you always have to type some sorta of math into each post dont ya?Originally posted by mobiuslogic@Jan 27 2004, 02:21 AM
Yeah that website seems sketchy at best. In fact if you look under the front seats close to the inner console you'll see a black plastic bar under each one. They are there to detect exactly how much force is being put onto each seat. In fact it's even consievable while in a turn and a head on collision that the person on the inside of the turning radius would have their air bag go off if the impact was on that side of the turn while the person on the outside's bag did not go off. The person on the inside of the turn would have more frontal force directed at them, setting off their airbag while the other person would have just enough lateral accelartion (because they are spinning) that it would not set the air bag off to avoid unneeded trauma to the other person. Or they may be tied together in that both must fire in order to set off the air bags.
Most likely though is that Ford will clearly show that it's a computer. And if it needs AT LEAST (key word at least) 2Gs of forward acceleration to set off the airbags and the system only registers 1.9999999Gs, then it won't set the bags off. Now granted that's over exagerating it a little bit, but you get the idea. The computer is defined in pure math, it doesn't have the ability to "think" and decide if it's a good time for the air bags to fire. Either the sensors say "DEPLOY!" or they don't. And yeah, unfortunately that 0.00000001G difference may be just enough for you get your own personal "OWN3D" pic and a big bummer of a game over.
I give this a big
Yeah, I found out early on that I don't really have anything of a right brain. It's all left brain with me.you always have to type some sorta of math into each post dont ya?[/b]
The thing is, they never said whether the air bags went off or not when the car in the picture wrecked.[/b]
and thats still questionableOriginally posted by mobiuslogic@Jan 27 2004, 02:06 PM
Yeah, I found out early on that I don't really have anything of a right brain. It's all left brain with me.
Just a future plan. The 97 is running better than it ever has, so we'll most likely keep that for a while longer. I'd like to live payment free for a few months.Originally posted by sfblacksel@Jan 27 2004, 11:18 PM
Glad to see Anonda finally decided on a Gen 4....
Or is this a purchase your looking at for you?