The article notes that in the 1990 automobile models, air bags, at least on the driver's side, will be offered as standard equipment on 2.2 million new automobiles. It also notes the need for consumer education to explain the role air bags will play in reducing the chance of serious injury and death in head-on collisions. The article also describes how air bag development has been marked by initial consumer rejection and contiuned confusion concerning their operation. A number of other safety features that are now in the late stages of development are also noted: traction control; heads-up display; collision-avoidance warning system; four wheel steering; night vision enhancement; active suspensions, and breath analyzer interlock.

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  • Pagination: p. 6-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM