TITLE

Coming soon: Auto air bags at your elbows

PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/14/94, Vol. 116 Issue 10, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how air bags packed into steering wheels and dashboards are common, and companies are looking for even more places to position the safety devices. Volvo, the first auto maker to announce plans to offer side-impact air bags; General Motors plan for a bag that will fit into its inside-door panels; Statistics on collisions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
ACCESSION #
9403087525

 

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