Mercedes-Benz Will Equip Its Cars with Inflatable Seat Belts

August 16, 2012 at 12:14

German car manufacturer is believed to be one of the safest consumer cars in the luxury sector. The special division is devoted to the research in this sphere in the Mercedes-Benz auto concern. Thus, trying to increase the security of their passengers, this company has developed a new and quite interesting device. We are going to describe in this article, what in fact the company integrated into its security system.

Picture of Mercedes beltbags

Picture of Mercedes beltbags

The German manufacturer, aiming to make its cars as safe for passengers as possible, has announced plans to equip the luxury cars with safety belts with built-in airbags. In such a way, the developers believe the passengers will be saver in the case of accident. However, the main aim of those belts is not to decrease the number of accidents.

Image of Mercedes beltbags from the front

Image of Mercedes beltbags from the front

Inflatable seat belts, known as Beltbags, are designed to reduce the risk of chest injuries in frontal impact. In the event of a frontal collision a special generator supplies gas to harness Security, increasing the area of coverage of the belt in several times. According to the developers, it allows better distribute the pressure on the chest and reduce the risk of serious injury. The first time Beltbags will be available only for the rear seats of passengers in luxury models.

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