CAP+ AIRBAG SYSTEM
Ferrara Fire Apparatus has continued to make crew safety a primary area of focus and have recently partnered with IMMI to develop the CAP+ Second Generation Airbag System.
CAP+ is designed to protect firefighters in the most common type of accident – a head-on crash. When the CAP+ sensor detects a frontal crash, it sends a signal to initiate three events that provide protection for the driver and first officer.
During the development of CAP+, IMMI engineers acquired data through static and dynamic testing at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE). This vehicle specific data guided their design of a system that helps protect firefighters through the placement of airbags in optimized locations within the cab.