Help Me Preserve My Repurtation
audisean at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 21:55:25 EDT 2006
On 9/6/06, audiSean <audisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I find this interesting...
> On 9/6/06, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> > > I recall seeing a diagram and reading a description where the
> > > ProConTen system retracted the steering wheel in a frontal collision;
> > > I believe it was a wire and pulley system but I can't find anything on
> > > it at the moment.
> > There isn't, and it doesn't.
> > But, the steering column is different than previous cars, in that
> > instead of a solid rod from the breakaway joint to the wheel, there is a
> > tube with a ribbed section - which is supposed to crumple under impact
> > (of your chest/face on the wheel)
> > So it might be listed in a description of ProConTen as an upadated
> > safety feature, but it isn't part of the automatic system.
> Sean [99 A6 2.8q]
Sean [99 A6 2.8q]
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