Ford Unveils Airbags Sewn into Rear Seat Belts

Back seat airbags

USA TODAY - October 20, 2010

After more than a decade of devel­op­ment, Ford Motor Co. is about to launch the first back-seat safe­ty belts with built-in air bags. They’ll be option­al, about $395, on the 2011 Explor­er SUV avail­able at deal­ers in Decem­ber. Ford detailed the bags at an Explor­er brief­ing at its vehi­cle test cen­ter. The bags are sewn inside spe­cial safe­ty belts and pop out into sausage-shaped tubes in a crash.