October 26, 2011 in Chevrolet News
With an eye for safety but also affordability, General Motors has introduced two new, innovative safety features: a centermount front airbag and a passive crash-avoidance system.
The centermount airbag is a completely new idea, one that is exclusive to the GM brand. Meant to protect the driver and front passengers from head, neck and thorax injuries in side impact crashes, the airbag is mounted on the right side of the driver’s seatback. The centermount airbag inflates in a figure 8 up and over the head and neck and down and around the chest.
The passive crash-avoidance system features a small screen which displays a vehicle icon whenever a vehicle is detected or the car departs from its lane. If the car inches too close to the car ahead, a flashing red “forwards collision alert” icon appears along with eight quick beeps.
The centermount airbag will be fitted on 2013 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC midsize crossovers and the crash-avoidance system will be featured on the 2012 GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox.
GM is doing its part to make the most advanced safety features affordable as well. Check out Royal Chevrolet’s selection of new Chevrolet vehicles today!