The monocoque and Passive Safety
The Fibreglass Monocoque and Passive Safety
Active safety means the set of all the equipment and structural elements of a vehicle designed to prevent an accident.
These devices and systems are designed to prevent collisions against other vehicles or obstacles and mainly have a preventive function. Active elements help the driver control the vehicle under critical conditions to ensure the vehicle is as easy and safe to control as possible.
Passive safety comes into play when all the active safety devices were not enough to prevent potentially dangerous situations or even a serious collision. At this stage, the passive control equipment and systems are triggered.
The passive aspect of safety is related to any system or instrument that can protect passengers in a vehicle when it hits another vehicle or an obstacle (safety cell/vehicle reinforcements/safety belts).
The safety cell is one of the most important passive safety elements in a vehicle. It is designed to keep the survival space of the passengers intact as much as possible and ensure it does not buckle. It is also designed to prevent, thanks to its rigidity, any unwanted material from getting into the vehicle and coming in contact with the passengers.
WINGAMM’S CELL IS A FIBREGLASS MONOCOQUE MADE FROM A SINGLE BLOCK, WITH NO JOINTS.
The glass fibre fabrics are resin-coated and layered by hand. The resin-coated glass fibres form an extremely solid seamless grid and create a highly resistant cell. This reduces the effects of the impact on the passengers and on the driver.