Behold, the humble seatbelt retractor has evolved from a passive safety device to an active one. Drivers of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS 430 and a growing number of other high-end luxury and performance cars will find their seatbelts automatically snugging themselves up during hazardous driving and yanking tight if a crash is anticipated. Seatbelt retractors merely would roll up the belt when you weren’t using it and control the slack when you were. Then the pyrotechnically ...

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