“Safe Car of the Millennium” is quite an honor, despite the fact that cars only have existed for about 10% of that period. This millennium's recipient of the award, given by the International Brain Injury Association, is BMW AG. The automaker's Head Protection System is lauded for its prevention of head injuries. This side-impact airbag, standard on all BMW sedans and new 3-series coupes, is integrated in the A-pillar and roofline. The HPS inflates in 0.02 seconds, half the time of normal ...

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