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Inflatable Seatbelts for Kids

seat belts have around for a few years but they’re starting to gain international now—and soon they may be a feature in almost all new cars.

The seat belts, which like air bags yet have the of seat belts, first their appearance in the 2011 Ford Now Ford and other manufacturers, Mercedes Benz, are installing in other makes and models Europe and the U.S. according to Mail.

If there’s a crash, the belts blow up in a mere 40 quick enough to save the of the passengers who are buckled in.

The belts were designed to passengers sitting in the back especially children and the elderly, who are vulnerable to head, chest and injuries. The blow-up belts the force of the crash over times more area of the than conventional seat according to a statement from This helps reduce on the chest and helps control and neck motion for rear passengers.

“We’ve tested the extensively using our entire test dummy family and it extra protection over the rear seatbelt system,” Doering, a Ford seat engineer, said in a June release.

Here’s how it works:

When the sensors detect a crash, the belt inflates with gas stored in a cylinder below the seat.

The seat belt to five times the size of a safety belt and protects just like a normal would, in about 40 milliseconds.

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inflatable belt’s accordion-folded bag through the belt fabric as it with air,expanding sideways the occupant’s body ,” Ford in a 2011 press release.

the seat belt blows up, it inflated for several seconds letting the air seep out through the of the airbag

The inflatable seat belt is thicker than a normal belt, as the inflation device is inside the vinyl strap. say that the extra padding in the makes it more comfortable. In press release,  Ford that 90 percent of people surveyed in a focus group that the inflatable belt was to or more comfortable than a belt because they padded and softer.”

Both Reports and the Insurance Institute for Safety have not done enough studies to comment on the long term impact of the seatbelts, according to Charles of Consumer Reports and Kristin of the IIHS. However, Consumer does seem to approve of testing process. In a recent they wrote that “an belt does offer the for added protection to rear passengers both young and

The technology is working so well has announced it will feature the on the 2013 Flex and the 2013 MKT.  Ford has stated they eventually plan to offer seat belt technology in all new  around the world, and Mercedes-Benz that they will a similar technology, called in some of their models the next year. It seems a logical step for other car to follow suit.

Sooner rather than all cars will likely some version of the inflatable belt. Mercedes was the first to install air bags in its vehicles 25 ago and Digital Trends said “features on a new S-Class,” like seat belts, “will be equipment on cars 20 years now .” Moreover, wonders “how many this [inflatable seat will remain an optional before the NHTSA decides needs to be standard in all cars .”

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009
Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009
Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009
Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009
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