This issue of 'Status Report' focuses on some of the most recent key safety technology improvements. The crash protection in passenger vehicles is improving substantially; advanced frontal airbags will soon be available in a number of models and side airbags that provide head protection are becoming more common. Structural designs are improving; and some bumper systems are also getting better. These safety improvements are happening with little intervention from the federal government; the safety technologies and other improvements are happening largely because the industry has recognized that safety is selling.


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  • Accession Number: 00766468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1999 12:00AM