The 2013 Best New Technology Award goes to….

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has awarded General Motors with the 2013 Best New Technology award for its new innovation in technology and safety, the front centre airbag. The front centre airbag is a first in the automotive industry. It’s been designed to keep drivers and front passengers safe in far side impact crashes.

Geoff Bailey, Canadian engineering manager said, “Delivering innovative technologies that make a difference for our customers is critical to our mission to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles.”

The air bag deploys from the right side of the driver’s seat and positions itself between the front row seats near the centre of the vehicle. It is designed to provide restraint during passenger side crashes when the driver is the only front passenger. In case of impact when driver and front passenger are both in the car, the airbag acts as an absorbing cushion between driver and front passenger.

You can find the Front Centre Airbag in the new 2013 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse, which are all available at Queenston Chevrolet on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain. Visit us at www.queenstonchev.com for more information.

By Nerissa Mohamed

Credit: GM Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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