U.S. motor vehicle regulations pertaining to occupant head restraints have gone unchanged for about two decades, but soon they will get a massive overhaul. Seat suppliers currently are studying and scurrying to meet the new code, FMVSS 202A, and U.S. auto makers are in the throes of deciding the best way to satisfy the new mandate. The code applies to front seats for all vehicles produced on or after Sept. 1, 2008. Rear seats for all new vehicles must be in compliance by Sept. 1, 2010. ...
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