The FTICS (Fuel Tank Inertia Capsule System)
Fuel tank combustion of a vehicle poses a serious threat to passenger safety. Such combustion may be due to a collision, penetration of the fuel tank by a projectile, exterior fire, and so on. Consequently, the need is for an effective fire prevention safety system for vehicles. Each year, from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 171,500 highway vehicle fires occurred in the United States, resulting in an annual average of 345 deaths; 1,300 injuries; and $1.1 billion in property loss.