What You Need to Know About Inflatable Seatbelts

June 23rd, 2017 by

Technology is an amazing thing. As the years go by, technology is advancing at an amazing rate, and nowhere is that more evident than in a vehicle. Just take a look at the inflatable seatbelts that are now available in certain vehicles, and likely to be available in much more as the technology the produced them continues to refine the concept. So if you have ever looked into them, or are just hearing about them for the first time, doing your homework and learning more about them will help you make the best decision to fit your life and your vehicle. Take a look and see if your family deserves inflatable seat belts to protect them on the road this summer.

The So What

We have come a long way from the days to no seat belts in the vehicles that we drive. From the days of bareback seats to lap belts to safety locks for child seats, the automotive seatbelt has been ever evolving. Taking a closer look at these remarkable items mean that you can make an educated decision if they are right for your family. First off, the inflatable seatbelt benefits the wearer by providing a means to spread the force of the impact over a larger area and making it safer for your passengers. Secondly, deployment means a tighter “hug” for your passengers. This means less movement upon impact, Peace of mind, available in each inflatable seat belt in your vehicle.

Size and Effect

Sure, any use of inflation technology in a seatbelt will mean a change in the dimensions of the seatbelts themselves, but how does that affect the size of and the effect of the product? Well, to answer that question, let’s start with size. The inflatable seat belt is a little thicker due to the size needed for expansion of the air compartment. On average, they are two or three times thicker than a traditional seat belt. The inflatable seat belt is designed to stay inflated for a period of six seconds and has shown in testing to be safe and effective for passengers of all sizes. Time will tell just how beneficial these inflatable seat belts can be, we expect great things moving forward.

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