1. Supporting MB's claim that the airbag deployment sequence takes 'just a few milliseconds'.
Virage, it seems to me that there is continued confusion because of your failure to distinguish between the different time spans involved here.
Clearly, one can establish several points in time:
A - start of the crash/moment of contact
B - crash sensors detect relevant values of deceleration/deformation (whatever it is)
C - airbag is triggered (electronic impulse for the deployment--or, possibly, the actual start of the explosion)
plus, if you wish: D - airbag is fully inflated--but you did not provide any data on that (either from your test or from MB).
Now, what times are you talking about
: AB? AC? Under real conditions, AB alone would clearly take more than "a few (=2-4) ms" (see my earlier post, no need for repetition). MB, however, spoke about "a few ms" in reference to "airbag deployment." The first and most obvious interpretation of this statement would be that it refers to BC. That aside, it is plausible with regard to BC, and with regard to BC only (see my earlier posts, no need for repetition).
Again, according to the data that you provided, there is no contradiction
a) between your measurement of 32ms for AC, on the one hand, and general expectations and estimates for proper airbag deployment times in a frontal crash, on the other hand,
b) between your measurement of 32ms for AC, on the one hand, and MB's statement about "a few ms" for "airbag deployment," i.e. for the duration of BC, on the other hand.