Toyota has developed a new Twin-Chamber airbag that's appearing in the new 2006 Lexus IS models. Current types of airbags still employ the single-pillow design, which in addition to saving a life can also injure a driver or passenger, as well. Many accident victims will tell you that hitting an airbag feels like getting punched in the face by a professional boxer. The Twin-Chamber airbag developed by Toyota, however, deploys into two chambers with a depression for a person's face in the middle. The force of an impact is distributed more to the chest and shoulders than to the face, which means that you won't feel like you've just gone two rounds with Tyson after your airbag deploys. This safety technology will likely disseminate through all Toyota's models, including the Scion brand, in the coming years.


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