The inflatable seat belt – a new safety device tested by Ford

Ford Company will equip his new model Ford Explorer 4×4, which will go into production in the U.S. next year, with a seat belt able to inflate like an airbag, improving the passengers safety in a collision.

On the car’s back seats, the regular seat belt, passing over the shoulder and chest, will be replaced by a cylindrical tube, inflatable, which can be inflated in just 40 milliseconds and disperses the impact shock on an area five times greater than a regular safety belt.

Specialists say that this device will reduce the risk of fracturing the ribs, some internal injuries and contusions of the children (they are very vulnerable in case of a collision), being useful also to the elders, with a more fragile skeleton.

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