Airbags may be the most significant safety development since the seatbelt. But they certainly don’t make life easy for interior designers, who struggle to integrate the equipment in their instrument panels (IPs) without sacrificing style. Federal safety regulations require that all airbags placed inside door panels, seats, steering wheels and IPs be identified by the “SRS” (Safety Restraint System) label. On the IP, the seam surrounding the door that conceals the airbag can be a major ...
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