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Of the roughly 25,000 souls that perish inside a car on American roadways each year, roughly a quarter of those are passengers. Honda has developed a new type of airbag targeted at saving those lives in particular.

There are many things youd expect to see in a modern automotive research facility. Robots, sheet metal, crash test dummies, and hundreds of engineers hunched over hundreds of computer monitors are certainly on the list.

You wouldnt expect, however, a pair of sewing machines the kind that wouldnt look out of place in your crafty grandmothers spare bedroom.

But, at Honda Research and Development in Raymond, Ohio, engineer Eric Heitkamp occasionally threads a bobbin and stitches up new designs for airbags. After all, its just cloth. This cloth, however, offers an opportunity to keep passengers safer, and today Honda revealed a new technology that helps protect even those passengers who arent sitting in the ideal upright position continue reading...

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