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Air Bags Cocoon Driver in GMC Acadia

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Alexander Wolfe
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Re: Hopefully a safety staple
Alexander Wolfe   2/14/2012 9:25:37 AM
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I've begun to wonder whether adding airbags, once they were up to 8 per car, was as much a marketing thing as safety. That's cynical and not fair, I know, but the talk about airbags generally leaves out a discussion of the importance of the crumple zone in crash survivability. Anyway, the salient line in this story is the quote: "You need to have enough available height to give the bag proper [crash] coverage." So in this case the front center bag seems to be a really useful addition.

Beth Stackpole
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Hopefully a safety staple
Beth Stackpole   2/14/2012 6:50:41 AM
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Happy to see any kind of development that increases driver and passenger safety. But I have to ask--a cushioney, center air bag seems like a no brainer. Why has it taken so long to be introduced into vehicles?

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