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Enhanced safety for rear-seat passengers

Monday 20th April 2009

A ‘supplemental restraint system’ rear-seat airbag has been developed by Toyota Motor Corporation to help reduce the severity of secondary injuries incurred by rear-seat passengers in side-on collisions.

The new airbag is fitted in a large, fixed rear-seat centre console that will appear in a version of a Toyota model to be launched in Japan in the near future. The Japanese carmaker claims the safety device is a world first.

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