WHIPS


WHIPS

WHIPS is the acronym for "Whiplash Injury Protection System", a system of protection against automotive whiplash injuries introduced by Volvo in 1998 in the Volvo S80.

In the WHIPS equipped seat, the entire backrest is designed to help protect the occupant's neck in a case of a rear impact.

According to a Volvo engineer:

The seatback moves together with the occupant in a way that is similar to catching a ball gently, while the head restraint remains rigid to support the neck

WHIPS equipped seats have a piece of metal inside the backrest that absorbs energy in case of rear end collision, reclining the backrest a few centimeters. The metal piece should be replaced after the event [http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/safety/articles/105554/article.html] .

ee also

*SIPS

References

* [http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/press/releases/whiplash_protection_system.shtml Description and image of the system]
* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Search&db=PubMed&term=%22whips%22+%22volvo%22&tool=QuerySuggestion Scholarly articles] about WHIPS at PubMed
*FMVSS 202a "Dynamic Evaluation of the Volvo WHIPS Seat": [http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:ZN2b2Dwj2I0J:www.unece.org/trans/doc/2006/wp29grsp/HR-07-13e.pdf+%22whips%22+%22volvo%22&hl=es&gl=es&ct=clnk&cd=8 html] , [http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2006/wp29grsp/HR-07-13e.pdf. pdf] .
* [http://www.iihs.org/searchresults.aspx?q=whips WHIPS query at] the IIHS website.
* [http://www.driveandstayalive.com/articles%20and%20topics/safety%20equipment/article_volvo-whips-whiplash-protection-system.htm Overall effectiveness report]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • WHIPS — steht für Whiplash Protection System. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein von Volvo entwickeltes Schleudertraumaschutzsystem. Dieses System wurde 1998 im Volvo S80 erstmals präsentiert und gehört seit dem Jahr 2000 zur Serienausstattung aller Volvo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whips — steht für Whiplash Protection System. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein von Volvo entwickeltes Schleudertraumaschutzsystem. Dieses System wurde 1998 im Volvo S80 erstmals präsentiert und gehört seit dem Jahr 2000 zur Serienausstattung aller Volvo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whips — may refer to: *Whip plural. *Political Whip. *An acronym: WHIPS, Whiplash Injury Protection System …   Wikipedia

  • whips of — (Aust and NZ informal) A large amount of • • • Main Entry: ↑whip …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whips of — abundance: whips of room ; whips of money …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • whips of — Australian Slang abundance: whips of room ; whips of money …   English dialects glossary

  • Whips, G. —    see Bernard, Edouard Alexandre …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • whips — hwɪp /w n. switch, rod; lash of a whip; object resembling a whip; one who keeps the order in a legislative body; call to vote; instrument for whipping eggs; dish made of whipped egg whites; quality of flexibility (Sports) v. strike with a whip,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • WHIPS — 1. Whiplash Protection System (Anglais. En franc. = Système de protection contre le coup du lapin). Type de 2. repose tête destiné à éviter le « coup du lapin » en cas de choc. Chez Volvo …   Sigles et Acronymes francais

  • WHIPS — …   Useful english dictionary