GM adds a new center airbag to better vehicle safety

Have you ever heard the saying ‘the more the merrier’ or ‘safety first?’ Well those were probably two things that went through the head of GM when developing the idea of a center airbag. But this wasn’t just created just for the fun of it. It functions to prevent passengers of the vehicle from clashing into each other on impact with another vehicle. The new device is set to be introduced as standard equipment on models like the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia with power seats beginning in the 2013 model year. The tethered, tube-shaped airbag deploys from the right side of the driver’s seat and positions itself in the center of the vehicle. Side impacts are the main causes of these incidents, but this is set to improve that. But hey, you can’t complain for being a little extra safe when driving behind the wheel. Even if safety’s first with these cars, style comes in a close second!