Autoliv Introduces Airbag that Prevents Passengers from Colliding

Autoliv Inc., manufacturer of vehicle safety systems, has announced the development of a new front centre airbag designed to save lives in side-impact crash situations.

The new Autoliv Front Centre Airbag is designed to help avoid driver-to-interior and driver-to-passenger impact. The inboard seat mounted airbag deploys in the space between the driver and the front-seat passenger, providing protection for them from colliding during a side impact, reducing risk of trauma to head, shoulder and chest.

“Research indicates that the new Front Centre Airbag can reduce injuries caused by passengers colliding with each other by up to 80 per cent,” said Scott Dershem, Autoliv Vice President of Development. “If there is no one in the front passenger seat, the airbag will offer enhanced driver protection from a far-side collision. It is a technology innovation that underlines Autoliv’s commitment to saving lives and preventing injuries on the roads across the world.”

The Autoliv Front Center Airbag will be introduced in 19 car models in 2020.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (Dec 2019/Jan 2020)

18 Dec 2019