The future may see a lot fewer serious whiplash injuries, thanks to a fresh crop of front-seat head restraints hitting the market that comply with a new federal safety standard. But like some notorious past examples of safety measures that didn’t go down well with the public, early evidence says vehicle buyers think the new whiplash-mitigating head restraints – the less-expensive, “fixed” variety, that is – are a genuine pain in the neck. By now, most of the industry is familiar with ...

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