Share this on:
 E-mail
13
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view AutoBlogger's profile
    Posted May 28, 2014 by
    AutoBlogger
    Location
    United States

    More from AutoBlogger

    Ford licensing inflatable safety belt tech

     

    Ford announced that they will begin licensing their inflatable safety belt technology to other industries, including competing car companies. The goal is to increase wider adoption of these safety belts so that passengers in a wide variety of vehicles can have better safety.


    The inflatable safety belt has been used already in a number of Ford and Lincoln vehicles since 2010, and has helped lessen passenger injuries, especially among the elderly and children. Ford says this technology has potential applications in military, airplane, helicopter and water travel as well.


    The technology works by inflating a conventional looking seatbelt in the event of a crash, which allows for up to five times the area of a traditional seatbelt. This distributes the crash forces across an occupant’s torso, meaning less pressure on the chest and less head and neck motion.


    You can currently get the inflatable safety belt on the Ford Explorer, Flex and Fusion for second row passengers. The new aluminum 2015 F-150 will soon have it optional, as well as the Lincoln MKT and MKZ luxury cars.


    With the addition of the inflatable safety belt, Ford now has a growing number of safety technologies that are available for license, including Roll Stability Control and a driver alert warning system that gauges a driver’s attention level.


    Sources:
    https://media.ford.com/
    http://www.5starford.com/locations/dallas-ft-worth

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story