GM introduces the world's first front center air bag [video]

Created to reduce injuries in far-side impact crashes, the air bag deploys from the driver's seat and positions itself above the center console.

General Motors has introduced the world's first front center air bag which will debut on the 2013 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse.

Created to reduce injuries in side impact crashes, the air bag deploys from the driver's seat and positions itself above the center console. This helps to keep occupants restrained while providing a protective cushion between the driver and front passenger.

According to Gay Kent, GM's executive director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, "While no restraint technology can address all body regions or all potential injuries, the front center air bag is designed to work with the other air bags and safety belts in the vehicles to collectively deliver an even more comprehensive occupant restraint system."

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Automaker General Motors
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