Mercedes-Benz Beltbag Adds Additional Safety for Rear Passengers
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Beltbag deploys when crash sensors detect a severe frontal impact, the airbag control unit will trigger deployment
Mercedes-Benz is known for its incredible safety features on each Mercedes-Benz model. In 2013, Mercedes-Benz will be setting a new trend in safety with the Beltbag. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class model is going to have the inflatable seat-belt and our Mercedes-Benz dealers in NJ are excited to see this new safety feature.
Due out later this year, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has received non-stop speculation over what changes will be made. One safety change we believe will be added to Mercedes’ flagship is the Beltbag. It is an inflatable seat-belt for rear passengers, minimizing the strain on the ribcage in head-on collisions.
The Beltbag deploys when crash sensors detect a severe frontal impact, the airbag control unit will then trigger deployment and inflation of the Beltbag. A gas generator then inflates the multi-layered belt strap with Velcro seams to nearly three times its normal width. The resulting larger surface area is able to better distribute the force acting on the seat occupant, thereby reducing the risk of injury.
The Beltbag can be used in exactly the same way as a conventional seat belt. The belt strap’s design is different from that of the standard belt though, and received top marks in practical trials for being extremely comfortable to wear and for its extra-soft belt strap edge.
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