At Freeman Grapevine, we know that you depend on your vehicle for a lot of things namely, transportation. However, another very important feature of a vehicle that is often taken into consideration before buying a new car is safety. Besides providing the some of Fort Worth’s best vehicles, GMC is also highly in tune with providing the most comprehensive safety system in the automotive industry.
Just recently GMC announced that it will offer a new layer of protection during collisions in their crossover vehicles. The new air bag will be centrally-mounted and is said to protect occupants in side-impact crashes better than before.
The new air bag will be located in the space between the driver’s and front passenger’s seats and will deploy during a side collisions.
Check out the video demonstrating a crash without the airbag and a crash with the air bag:
Now, after watching that I’ll bet you are hoping that GM will extend it’s new air bag technology to other models. I know I am. Look closely, that air bag can really save someone from some serious side whip lash.
GMC is leading the pack when it comes to the new air bag as it’s an industry first that is providing protection between drivers and front passengers.
By 2013, GM plans to have this new air bag as standard equipment on it’s crossover vehicles including the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. This new air bag is not required by federal safety standards, but I have a feeling that with such a great safety advance, that will change.
Hopefully GMCs in Fort Worth will have the air bag before 2013, but we are keeping our fingers crossed that they will come out sooner than later.
What do you think about this new air bag technology? We’d love to hear from you. Just post your comment below or swing by Freeman Grapevine today!