Swathed in inflatable protection, a rear-seat passenger should be sheltered from the thrashing a wreck incurs, even at slow speeds. That is the notion of safety engineers at Ford Motor Co., which will show inflatable seatbelts in a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Ford’s inflatable seatbelt covers passenger’s torso. Ford showed something similar, called the SmartBelt system and designed with BF Goodrich, at the 2001 Detroit auto show, ...
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