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Toyota's newest airbag protects passengers from each other

Toyota has announced that it has developed the world's first rear-seat center airbag.

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Toyota's rear-seat center airbag deploys from the center console. Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota has announced that it has developed the world's first rear-seat center airbag.

In the event of a side-on collision, this new airbag will deploy from a fixed rear-seat console to prevent injury from passengers colliding with each other or the console itself. We're assuming that the inclusion of this center airbag system eliminates the rear-center seating position.

We're all for vehicles protecting their passengers in the event of a crash, but between your standard front airbags, side-curtain airbags, knee airbags, rear-curtain airbags, and now rear-center airbags, how long will it be before the vehicle just fills with a semi-hard safety foam upon impact, like in the film "Demolition Man?"

On second thought, that would be pretty cool...