External airbag deployed from car door. [Photo by the Daily Mail]

Are External Airbags The Next Generation Of Car Safety Tech?

In the 2008 live action Speed Racer film, race drivers are saved from imminent death by quick-expanding foam, which turns their cars into giant bouncing balls that deflect harmlessly off walls. Soon that technology -- or something like it -- could be a reality. TRW Automotive is designing external... read more

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GM’s front center airbag in action

GM First With Front Center Airbag

GM has announced plans to launch the industry’s first front center airbag, designed to help protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the... read more September 30, 2011 by

inflating rear seatbelts

2013 Ford Flex and Lincoln Vehicles Inherit Inflating Seatbelts

The inflating rear seatbelts first introduced with the 2011 Ford Explorer are finally trickling down to other vehicles. In a release, Ford stated that the 2013 Ford Flex and... read more June 22, 2011 by

2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights

7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the... read more May 27, 2011 by

TRW's roof-mounted airbag. Image: TRW

The Latest Airbag Innovation? Roof-Mounted Airbags

Airbags were once the scourge of the automotive industry; manufacturers claimed their expense would torpedo new car sales and decimate the automotive industry, while... read more May 23, 2011 by

Mercedes-Benz safety - SRS

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 30 Years Of Supplemental Restraint

The airbag is one of the single most significant inventions in the field of passive safety that the automotive world has seen. Patented in 1953 by American inventor John W... read more February 8, 2011 by

2010 Land Rover LR2

2010-11 Land Rover LR2 Recalled For Driver Airbag Failure

Recalls are almost as frequent as new model introductions these days, with everything from child seat anchor access to floor mat orientation to blame, but occasionally a... read more November 30, 2010 by

2011 BMW 335i Convertible

Head-Protection Tech Will Help Keep Convertibles Safe, Affordable

The automotive safety supplier TRW Automotive has shown a new head-protection system that will package more neatly—and at lower cost—into upcoming convertible models. TRW... read more August 18, 2010 by

2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe 2-door Coupe Auto Tail Light

Used Market: The Infiniti G35 Coupe

Infiniti created a major hit when they came out with the G35 in 2003. What they came up with was finally a car that mimicked the performance and luxury of a BMW 3-series, but... read more April 4, 2010 by

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Toyota releases world-first rear-seat center airbag

No stone is being left unturned in carmakers' hunt for more and better safety technology, and Toyota is often at or near the forefront of that search. Today the company has... read more March 11, 2009 by


2010 Camaro may be delayed due to Supplier Lawsuit

The delay of the 2010 Camaro is a real possibility.  General Motors has sued parts supplier Cadence Innovation who supplies door trim, airbag covers and instrument panels... read more December 29, 2008 by

Honda multi-view camera

Honda builds safer airbag and new multi-view camera system

Honda today announced three wide-ranging safety advances that the company plans to implement across its vehicles and engineering processes in coming years. The first two... read more September 18, 2008 by


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