2014 Ford Fusion Will Have Rear Inflatable Safety Belts

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The 2014 Ford Fusion becomes the only vehi­cle in its class to offer rear inflat­able safe­ty belts, offer­ing addi­tion­al pro­tec­tion for rear seat pas­sen­gers.

Find out more on Ford’s safe­ty advan­tage to old­er chil­dren and adults.

  • The 2014 Ford Fusion becomes the only vehi­cle in its class to offer rear inflat­able safe­ty belts, which com­bine the attrib­ut­es of safe­ty belts and airbags
  • Rear inflat­able safe­ty belts pro­vide addi­tion­al pro­tec­tion for rear-seat pas­sen­gers, who often are chil­dren or old­er adults more vul­ner­a­ble to head, neck and chest injuries
  • Ford intro­duced the industry’s first inflat­able safe­ty belts on the 2011 Ford Explor­er; it is now avail­able on six Ford and Lin­coln mod­els: Ford Explor­er, Fusion, Flex, Tau­rus and Lin­coln MKT and Lin­coln MKZ
  • Ford Fusion own­ers ben­e­fit from a num­ber of avail­able dri­ver-assist tech­nolo­gies, with 72 per­cent of Fusions sold equipped with Ford’s cross-traf­fic alert rear sens­ing tech­nol­o­gy and 58 per­cent equipped with a rear-view cam­era

The new 2014 Ford Fusion is the only car in the pop­u­lar mid­size seg­ment to offer rear inflat­able safe­ty belts, adding to the sedan’s suite of avail­able safe­ty and dri­ver-assist tech­nolo­gies. This option is also avail­able in the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Ener­gi.

Rear inflat­able safe­ty belts com­bine the attrib­ut­es of safe­ty belts and airbags. The shoul­der belt devel­oped for the out­board rear seats con­tains an airbag. Dur­ing a crash, sen­sors deter­mine when the inflat­able belt should deploy and sig­nal the belt’s tubu­lar airbag to rapid­ly inflate with com­pressed gas.

“The inflat­able belt is designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat pas­sen­gers, often chil­dren and old­er pas­sen­gers who can be more vul­ner­a­ble to such injuries,” said Srini­vasan Sun­darara­jan, safe­ty tech­ni­cal leader with Ford’s research and advanced engi­neer­ing group. “This is anoth­er unique fam­i­ly tech­nol­o­gy that builds on our safe­ty lead­er­ship.”

 

 

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