Toyota Motor Corporation has announced what it says is the worlds first rear-seat centre airbag.
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced what it says is the world’s first rear-seat centre airbag.. Click image to enlarge

Tokyo, Japan – Toyota Motor Corporation has announced what it says is the world’s first rear-seat centre airbag, designed to help reduce the severity of secondary injuries incurred by rear-seat passengers in a side-impact collision.

The new airbag is fitted in a large, fixed rear-seat centre console that comes in a version of a Toyota model to be launched in Japan in the near future.

When the vehicle is hit from the side, the airbag deploys from the top of the console, acting as a barrier that helps to lessen injuries caused by passengers colliding with each other, or into the console.

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