Autoliv Releases New Air Bag Specifically for Side Impacts
Nov. 18, 2019—Autoliv has introduced a new front center airbag that is designed to save lives in side-impact crash situations.
The new Autoliv front center air bag helps avoid driver-to-interior and driver-to-passenger impact. The inboard seat mounted air bag deploys in the space between the driver and the front-seat passenger, providing protection for them from colliding during a side impact and reduces risk of trauma to head, shoulder and chest.
According to the company, the air bag can reduce injuries caused by passengers colliding with each other up to 80 percent.
The head is one of the most frequently injured body regions in any road collision, potentially resulting in devastating long-term consequences for the victim. For side collisions from the opposite side, the passenger may hit the vehicle interior or the other front seat passenger, sustaining injuries to the head and chest.