If you thought being covered in case of car accidents by the frontal, roof and rear window airbags, General Motors has got something new that will roll out in 2013 on some selected vehicles; the front center airbag.
There may now be a way to prevent such an injury. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Silicate Research have developed a sensor that can be stretched to twice its size. The sensors could be integrated into a car seat to determine the position of the occupant such as when the person is leaning over or sitting back in the seat. This would allow the force of the airbag to be lessened if the occupant is leaning forward in the event of an accident.