TITLE

Smart brakes and more: Features to consider

PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
Consumer Reports;Apr2001, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains the safety features available in cars. Pretensioners and force limiters in safety-belts; Front and side air bags; Antilock brakes; Traction control; Electronic stability control; Child-seat attachments; Tire-pressure monitor.
ACCESSION #
4161611

 

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