Makers want to self-regulate side airbag testing

Stoffer, Harry
November 2001
Automotive News;11/12/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5957, p18
Trade Publication
Reports the plan of the automotive industry to regulate side airbag systems in the United States. Risks of front airbags to children; Guidelines for testing airbag according to Adrian Lund, senior vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Skepticism on the guidelines.


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