The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. has requested meetings with officials from BMW AG, Audi AG and DaimlerChrysler AG to discuss research with regard to the safety of side air bag systems the German automakers have in current production vehicles. “We will express concerns about the data,” says a NHTSA source who requests anonymity. The agency met individually with several automakers over six months to discuss side air bags and to review the companies' research into the systems, ...

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