Monday, 12 December 2011

GM testing new air bags, placed between passenger seats – First of its kind

GM claims to be the first in the industry to offer the airbags which will be placed in between the front and the rear seats. This will be an innovating thing in the Automobile Industry, if successfully tested.

The new airbag serves a multi-functional safety role in a number of crash scenarios. When only the driver is present, it helps cushion them from impacts that occur on the passenger-side. When both the driver and a front-seat passenger are present, it cushions them from impacts on either side, serving as a barrier to keep them from being whipped into each other. And in the case of a rollover -- still an occasional problem in SUVs due to basic physics -- the airbag is also expected to help protect the occupants.

Watch the video below for complete demonstration. 


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