Ford Pioneering Back Seat Air Bags


The Detroit News - November 4, 2009

Air bags have long been mount­ed in the steer­ing wheel, dash­board and sides of vehi­cles. Now, they’re in the seat belts. Ford Motor Co. plans to intro­duce seat belt-mount­ed air bags in the back seat of the 2011 Ford Explor­er sport util­i­ty vehi­cle, which will hit the mar­ket next fall. Ford says it’s the first automak­er to mass pro­duce the tech­nol­o­gy.