Side airbag (SIPS)
In a side impact collision a large proportion of the collision force is transferred by the SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) to beams, pillars, the floor, the roof and other structural parts of the body. The side airbags at the driver's and front passenger seats protect the chest area and the hip and are an important part of the SIPS.
In the event of a frontal collision the airbag system helps to protect the head, face and chest of the driver and passenger.
Passenger airbag - activating/deactivating*
Front passenger airbag can be deactivated if the car is equipped with a switch, PACOS (Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch).
When the systems deploy
In the event of a collision Volvo's different personal safety systems work together in order to minimise injury.
Side airbag (SIPS) - child seat/booster cushion
The protection provided by the car to children seated in a child seat or on a booster cushion is not diminished by the side airbag.