TITLE

Ford Belt Driven

AUTHOR(S)
Pope, Byron
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Ward's Auto World;Oct2006, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the safety features to be added by Ford Motor Co. with its automobiles to be released in 2007, including a four-point and inflatable seatbelt and side and curtain airbags. The automobiles that will feature that safety devices as standard equipment are Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX cross/utility vehicles. The four-point seatbelts of Ford is developed with the help of its experience in motor sports.
ACCESSION #
22983743

 

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