How does the panorama sunroof airbag work?
The panorama sunroof airbag is a convenience feature that enables passengers in the rear of the car to enjoy an open view. It is made from special tempered glass which expands the openness of the existing sunroof. The panorama sunroof airbag is installed inside the sunroof, and deployed forward from the rear of the car. It resembles the curtain airbag that is deployed alongside the windows of the vehicle in a broadside collision. If the turning angle of the vehicle is changed due to a rollover accident, the sensor detects it, and the inflator deploys the airbag. Its cushion is inflated by gas and covers the entire roof surface of the vehicle in just 0.08 seconds to protect the passengers.
The panorama sunroof airbag is structurally complex
The Hyundai Mobis panorama sunroof airbag system is more complex compared to ordinary airbags, and features more technological difficulty. During its development, engineers identified that it was important to secure enough space for stable airbag deployment when making the sunroof. The airbag must also be deployed safely in a way that fits the situation, such as when the sunroof screen is open or closed in an accident. Therefore, if the car is overturned when the sunroof is closed, the airbag is deployed across between the sunroof glass and the sun shield.