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Safety Steering Column

The safety steering column features elements which retract in a similar way to a telescope in the event of a collision, thereby preventing the steering from penetrating into the vehicle interior. Telescopic linkages and additional articulated joints largely isolate the steering wheel movement from the deformation of the bulkhead. In this way the risk of injury to the driver is reduced. During a crash not exceeding a certain severity, the steering wheel and the airbag maintain a defined position in front of the driver. An integrated adjuster mechanism with damper function reduces loading on the chest and head as far as is technically possible.