BFGoodrich introduces its patented SmartBelt system, which works in conjunction with existing vehicle air bags. During a significant crash, the system rapidly inflates a bladder that runs the length of the belt within the first 10 milliseconds, a brief moment before the 25-20 millisecond air bag deployment. The net affect of this is to secure a passenger into the optimal “pre-position” to safely accept the force of the primary airbag deployment. This is particularly beneficial for children, ...

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