Engineers at Talas Engineering have expertise in product investigation and analysis of automotive occupant restraint systems. Occupant restraint systems include components such as airbags, seat belts, steering wheels, steering columns, crash sensors, occupant sensors, electronic control units, knee bolsters, as well as instrument panel, seat and headliner parts. Occupant restraint systems not only consist of these components but also related wiring, interior body, exterior body and chassis structures which all work in concert to provide occupant protection in a variety of collision scenarios.
The performance and effectiveness of occupant restraint systems can be ascertained by careful examination of the product directly, examination of photographs, and comparison with exemplars. Analysis of the performance of the occupant restraint system may include retrieval and review of electronic crash and diagnostic data. Frequently the occupant restraint expert will work in collaboration with an accident reconstruction or biomechanical expert.