Car accidents and associated fatalities are everyday occurring worldwide. Despite the efforts made by car manufacturers all over the world, car accidents often lead to fatalities or gruesome injuries for the occupants. However, some car manufacturers have been working on different types of technology in order to come up with better safety features for passengers. The whole point of such research is to discover better ways to protect passengers in case of collisions. In a new development, Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota has announced that it has developed front airbag technology that is specifically meant for protection against upfront collisions and angled collisions with other vehicles.
Those are fatal accidents and can lead to death or injuries, which is why it is a significant development as far as automobile safety is concerned. If the new technology proves to be effective then it could be a huge boost to Toyota and results in the company gaining a critical competitive advantage over its competitors. The company stated that the new airbag technology is going to be introduced in cars being sold in the United States at some point next year and it is almost certain that experts, as well as investors, will be watching the developments closely. The President of Research and Development at Toyota’s American arm, Jim Keller spoke about the technology. He said,
This new airbag technology represents Honda‘s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities.
The unique feature of the new airbag technology is that it is expected to catch the head of a passenger and then slow down his head before impact. It is a novel concept, and the company has tested the technology thoroughly, which is why Toyota is now confident enough to plan the launch next year. The world of automobiles is changing rapidly with the influx of cutting edge technology, and it was only a matter of time before one of the traditional giants came up with something truly novel. Safety is perhaps the most important thing in any car owner’s mind, and if a car manages to provide better safety then it is only natural for that car to eventually emerge as the favored one.