Toyoda Gosei Develops Pedestrian Protection Airbag

By Associated Press 27 October 2021, 12:00AM

KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 27, 2021--

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7282) has developed a pedestrian protection airbag that will protect the pedestrian’s head when hit by a vehicle. Toyoda Gosei has developed various types of airbags that protect vehicle occupants; this will be Toyoda Gosei’s first airbag on the market that protects pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

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Pedestrian protection airbag (Photo: Business Wire)

Among traffic accidents in Japan, the highest mortality rate is seen in those involving pedestrians. The main cause of death in these accidents is head injury. The pedestrian protection airbag covers the rigid parts of the vehicle, such as the front pillars, where the likelihood of fatal injury is the highest. The internal pressure is adjusted to the optimum level for each part of the vehicle covered, mitigating impacts to the head.

These airbags will be used on the Subaru Legacy Outback models for Japan, which are released in October 2021.

Toyoda Gosei will continue to aggressively develop safety systems that will contribute to safer mobility in society.

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CONTACT: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

Contact: Yusuke Kawahito

[email protected]

KEYWORD: JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING OTHER AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE

SOURCE: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

Copyright Business Wire 2021.

PUB: 10/27/2021 02:00 AM/DISC: 10/27/2021 02:02 AM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211026005314/en

By Associated Press 27 October 2021, 12:00AM
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