Ford announces new safety features in Explorer

Ford Motor Corporation has announced that it will be the first car maker to build seat belt airbags into the rear seats of their Ford Explorer. The safety devices will be available in the Explorers next year.

Seat belt airbags are integrated into the shoulder portion of rear seat seat belts. The airbags deploy outward and side wise and provide safety for those riding in rear seats and limit movement of the neck and protect the head. The airbags are designed so that they deploy more slowly and with less force than front airbags so they are safe for young children and elderly passengers.

According to Wired magazine, Ford did extensive testing on the airbags and wanted to make sure that — even in extreme conditions — a child would not be injured by the airbags if he or she was sleeping and had their head slumped.

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