2015 Ford Transit to Contain Industry’s Largest Airbag

The 15-passenger 2015 Ford Transit wagon is poised to take large group travel to a new level with the installation of the industry’s largest airbag designed to protect passengers in the event of a side impact collision.

The airbag is 15 feet long and 3 feet tall making it about double the length of a typical side curtain airbag. In terms of volume, the airbag can hold three times as much as a typical airbag- 120 liters.

How does this impact group travel? When in an accident, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a full 15-passenger van is five times more likely to roll over when traveling over 50 mph.

photo courtesy of motrolix.com

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