With all the advances in technology, the primary safety feature in today’s vehicles is still the lowly seatbelt. In the U.S., for every additional 1% of the population who buckle up, 300 lives are saved. That number could be even higher, according to Stephen W. Rouhana, a physician and group leader for Ford’s safety research and development department. He has his team working on a 4-point seatbelt system that is shaping up to be superior to the 3-pt. shoulder seatbelt that has been a ...

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