The world's first rear-window airbag for future Toyota models
1 October 2008

Toyota has announced that it’s developed the world’s first rear-window airbag, and will use it on future models.

It’s been designed to protect back seat passenger in a rear-end collision. The new type of airbag deploys from the roof lining above the rear window and forms a protective barrier between the headrests in a crash.

It should help protect occupants from injuries like whiplash in the event of a rear-end smash.

This new rear airbag system will first be used on the tiny new iQ, where Toyota claims it will double the car’s level of rear passenger protection.

Will Powell

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