New seatbelt technology

Edward DeSmet, left, technical specialist, Global Seatbelts, Body Engineering, and Srini Sundararajan, right, technical leader, Passive Safety, Research and Advanced Engineering, adjust a crash dummy with an inflatable seatbelt on a demonstrator at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich. Ford plans to introduce seatbelt-mounted air bags in the back seat of the 2011 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, which will hit the market next fall. Ford says it’s the first automaker to mass produce the technology.

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Edward DeSmet, left, technical specialist, Global Seatbelts, Body Engineering, and Srini Sundararajan, right, technical leader, Passive Safety, Research and Advanced Engineering, adjust a crash dummy with an inflatable seatbelt on a demonstrator at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich. Ford plans to introduce seatbelt-mounted air bags in the back seat of the 2011 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, which will hit the market next fall. Ford says it’s the first automaker to mass produce the technology.

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