Ford just announced the inflatable seatbelt, intended to protect passengers seated in the back of the vehicle, where they are more vulnerable to head, chest, and neck injuries. How long will it be before our vehicles are filled with SecureFoam, filling our vehicles whenever we crash.
The new seatbelts will be available starting next year, debuting in the 2010 Ford Explorer. Ford has stated that they intend on offering the new seatbelts on all of their cars worldwide in the future. The new seatbelts are considered to be much safer then the current technology, and more comfortable. Ford hopes that the new design will help to increase the usage of rear belts.