Small-statured women and senior citizens can breathe easier knowing Autoliv Inc. is putting into production a seatbelt system designed to modulate during its deployment, thereby reducing chest injury risk. Autoliv’s “Smart Belt” – which debuts this year on the new Mercedes E-Class and BMW 7-Series sedans – is equipped with load limiters that not only adapt to crash severity levels but deploy in harmony with a vehicle’s airbag system. “In a crash, our Smart Belt starts – as in most modern ...

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