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    Hello!

    I read this little article in "AutoTechnology" (August 2002) today. Sounds very interessting:

    New Megane - New Safety Devices
    Three new safety devices are to be introduced this autumn in the new Megane.

    Renault, working with the Swedish supplier Autoliv, has prepared three new safety devices to be introduced this autumn in the new Megane. Rear-seat passengers will habe airbags built into the lap portion of their seat belt that will inflate in severe impacts to help them from striking the seat ahead.
    Front-seat passengers in 4 and 5-door models will get a second pretensioner on the seat belt which tightens the lap portion of the belt to prevent passengers from "submarining" or sliding forwards. Because the lap pretensioner is not possible in 3-door models or the coupé-convertible, Autoliv and Renault developed a metal-foil airbag built into the seat cushion that prevents the passenger's bottom from sliding forwards.
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    Jorg Heck
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    Picture of the metal-foil airbag built into the seat cushion
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    Picture of the rear-seat passenger airbag built into the lap portion of the seat belt
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    Jorg Heck
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    Thanks again Joerg-it is interesting to watch the devolpment of these systems and how different manufactures attack the same problem from different angles. I'm still looking for a post from you that states ALL auto makers are producing vehicles that atuomaticly disarm the airbags and extricate the victims(well maybe the first one will happen soon).

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