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EcoSafe Inflator could put a little saltwater in your airbag

Turns out, pretty much any part of a car can get a green makeover. ARC Automotive Inc., for example, has figured out a way to make an airbag inflator that use saltwater brine (and a small pyrotechnic charge) to deploy an airbag instead of the larger charges that other pyrotechnic inflators use. Standard inflators also generate hot gases that add complexity (namely, the need for cooling) to the airbag system.