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(USA Today)   Honey, could you put your head in my lap? I need you to blow up my seat belt   (usatoday.com) divider line 86
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2009-11-05 07:59:28 AM  
img139.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-05 08:29:42 AM  
jehovahs witness protection: img139.imageshack.us

...and now we're done.
 
2009-11-05 09:09:13 AM  
Came here for the Otto Pilot reference, left with a grin on my face.
 
2009-11-05 09:19:39 AM  
cache.gawker.com
 
2009-11-05 09:53:04 AM  
Wonder why it took them so long to get this going, sheesh.
Oh - visions of product testing... yeah.
 
2009-11-05 09:53:23 AM  
Seatbelts are un-American
 
2009-11-05 09:53:35 AM  
I think they should make a real seat belt inside of an Inflatible car! that would be much more impressive.
 
2009-11-05 09:53:51 AM  
There's actually very little blowing involved, you know.
 
2009-11-05 09:54:15 AM  
Hey honey, while you're down there...
 
2009-11-05 09:54:44 AM  
Done in one.

+1 jehovahs witness protection
 
2009-11-05 09:54:46 AM  
akya: I think they should make a real seat belt inside of an Inflatible car! that would be much more impressive.


Yeah; if seatbelts & airbags are so safe, why don't they make the whole car outta' them?
 
2009-11-05 09:55:09 AM  
schattenteufel: There's actually very little blowing involved, you know.

in fact, none
 
2009-11-05 09:55:19 AM  
Replacing a used airbag is really expensive. I wonder how much it'll cost to replace one of these after an accident?
 
2009-11-05 09:56:21 AM  
honk: Replacing a used airbag is really expensive. I wonder how much it'll cost to replace one of these after an accident?

Well, let's see.
Seat belt saving your pitiful life? priceless.
 
2009-11-05 09:56:40 AM  
Ford didn't take any bailouts (that I know of?), and I like my Ford pickups, but...

This? This is the latest engineering from Ford? A damn seatbelt? Even if this catches on, I somehow doubt that "comfort" is going to make tards put it on...

Not like they'll read it, so...

Damnit, Ford! Why the hell don't you bring back an improved electric or hybrid Ranger pickup? How about an electric/hybrid 4wd/AWD vehicle?

Something - anything! - more innovative and exciting than seatbelts...

/facepalm
 
2009-11-05 09:58:33 AM  
OUTLAW VEHICLES!

/why yes, i am a breatharian
 
2009-11-05 09:59:39 AM  
I'm surprised at all the hate from people here.

Of course, before they worry about distribution of impact outside of the width of the seatbelt, maybe more cars could have adjustable straps. Anyone under 5'6" (I'm 5'7" and just barely do alright) has the seat belt straight over their neck in the average vehicle. That can't be good.
 
2009-11-05 10:00:49 AM  
The belts first will be an option on the next-generation Ford Explorer in the U.S., then rolled out in Europe

There's a poor choice of words.
 
2009-11-05 10:01:01 AM  
Dammit b*tch! You don't actually blow on it!!!
 
2009-11-05 10:01:07 AM  
schattenteufel: akya: I think they should make a real seat belt inside of an Inflatible car! that would be much more impressive.


Yeah; if seatbelts & airbags are so safe, why don't they make the whole car outta' them?


If you like that, you should see my airplane built out of nothing but black boxes.

/they're actually orange, but fark you, it's my airplane!
 
2009-11-05 10:01:18 AM  
The new Lexus LFA has inflatable seatbelts as well.

http://www.lexus.com/LFA/ (new window)
 
2009-11-05 10:01:43 AM  
Done in one jehovahs
 
2009-11-05 10:02:05 AM  
Indolent: Done in one.

+1 jehovahs witness protection


How about Buddhism?
 
2009-11-05 10:02:08 AM  
cr0sh: Ford didn't take any bailouts (that I know of?), and I like my Ford pickups, but...

This? This is the latest engineering from Ford? A damn seatbelt? Even if this catches on, I somehow doubt that "comfort" is going to make tards put it on...

Not like they'll read it, so...

Damnit, Ford! Why the hell don't you bring back an improved electric or hybrid Ranger pickup? How about an electric/hybrid 4wd/AWD vehicle?

Something - anything! - more innovative and exciting than seatbelts...

/facepalm


If only there were multiple engineering teams working on multiple projects...
 
2009-11-05 10:02:40 AM  
Q: Nuts on the wall?
A: Walnuts

Q: Nuts on a chest?
A: Chestnuts

Q: Nuts on a chin?
A: Blooooow job
 
2009-11-05 10:03:10 AM  
Noooo.. you're not supposed to blow on it - that's just an expression.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff31/spongerapple/weekendupdate.jpg
 
2009-11-05 10:03:47 AM  
i236.photobucket.com

Dammit... I really wish there was some way to preview posts.
 
2009-11-05 10:03:48 AM  
Not to sound like I don't value safety, but they need to make them less ugly if I'm going to have it in my car.
 
2009-11-05 10:03:59 AM  
I'd like a seat belt which acted like one of those Camelbacks. Then I keep my booze in it.
 
2009-11-05 10:04:43 AM  
Smackledorfer: I'm surprised at all the hate from people here.

Of course, before they worry about distribution of impact outside of the width of the seatbelt, maybe more cars could have adjustable straps. Anyone under 5'6" (I'm 5'7" and just barely do alright) has the seat belt straight over their neck in the average vehicle. That can't be good.


You sound small.
 
2009-11-05 10:05:35 AM  
I used to work on this program. This was the same press release they gave 6 years ago. Even the same stock photos.

Not gonna happen.
 
2009-11-05 10:06:59 AM  
NSFW

How about these for complete safety?

Link (new window)
 
2009-11-05 10:07:22 AM  
Smackledorfer: I'm surprised at all the hate from people here.

Of course, before they worry about distribution of impact outside of the width of the seatbelt, maybe more cars could have adjustable straps. Anyone under 5'6" (I'm 5'7" and just barely do alright) has the seat belt straight over their neck in the average vehicle. That can't be good.


My car (vw gti) doesn't have that issue. Though i'm 6'5 and know not to drive in brands like mazda
 
2009-11-05 10:08:13 AM  
Third In Line: schattenteufel: There's actually very little blowing involved, you know.

in fact, none



Not necessarily; once whetted, a little light blowing across the surface can be quite stimulating.
 
2009-11-05 10:08:47 AM  
It inflates upon accident submittard, nobody blows anything up manually.


Did you even read the article? Or just glance at it whilst browsing through the slew of other garbage you threw into the queue?
 
2009-11-05 10:09:29 AM  
D_Evans45: It inflates upon accident submittard, nobody blows anything up manually.


Did you even read the article? Or just glance at it whilst browsing through the slew of other garbage you threw into the queue?



You be trollin' we hatin'
 
2009-11-05 10:09:46 AM  
MemeSlave: I'd like a seat belt which acted like one of those Camelbacks. Then I keep my booze in it.

Yeah!

has a Camelback
has had interesting liquids in the bag...
 
2009-11-05 10:11:51 AM  
Third In Line:
Well, let's see.
Seat belt saving your pitiful life? priceless.


The only *safety* enhancement I saw mentioned was that it could distribute the force over a wider area. If that's really an issue (and I haven't seen any accident reports that reflect injuries caused by too-narrow seat belts), couldn't that be done with wider seat belts? I'm just questioning the amount of bang for the buck.

And what is it about my life that makes it "pitiful"? Man, there are just too many guys in here lately that just dive into the insults in lieu of talking points.
 
2009-11-05 10:12:45 AM  
schattenteufel: Third In Line: schattenteufel: There's actually very little blowing involved, you know.

in fact, none


Not necessarily; once whetted, a little light blowing across the surface can be quite stimulating.


orly?
 
2009-11-05 10:12:45 AM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Dammit... I really wish there was some way to preview posts.

Ive ben saying taht for ears
 
2009-11-05 10:12:55 AM  
Third In Line: has a Camelback
has had interesting liquids in the bag...


That's what you get for f*cking the fill-up hole.
 
2009-11-05 10:13:17 AM  
cr0sh:
Something - anything! - more innovative and exciting than seatbelts...


Actually, inflatable seatbelts are quite innovative. One of the problems is that you don't have a large area to put the airbag, like the steering wheel, dashboard, or door header - you've just got a strip of nylon. You can bulk it up a bit, but not too much or it will be uncomfortable.
One of the problems with seatbelts now is that in a hard front collision, the seatbelt can cause internal injuries. Adding a half second of deacceleration time will reduce those, if not eliminate them altogether.

As for your point about tards not wearing them, that's fine. Their insurance won't pay out, so our premiums won't go up. The only people they're hurting are themselves and their next of kin.
 
2009-11-05 10:14:57 AM  
Smackledorfer: I'm surprised at all the hate from people here.

Of course, before they worry about distribution of impact outside of the width of the seatbelt, maybe more cars could have adjustable straps. Anyone under 5'6" (I'm 5'7" and just barely do alright) has the seat belt straight over their neck in the average vehicle. That can't be good.


They have a product you can buy, I think it was intended for children.
Here ya go:

i649.photobucket.com

I have thought of getting one, but it would be something I'd have to carry around in my purse - I only seem to have a problem when I am not in the driver's seat.
 
2009-11-05 10:15:12 AM  
honk:
The only *safety* enhancement I saw mentioned was that it could distribute the force over a wider area.


First paragraph was so long you never made it to the second?
 
2009-11-05 10:15:59 AM  
honk: Third In Line:
Well, let's see.
Seat belt saving your pitiful life? priceless.

The only *safety* enhancement I saw mentioned was that it could distribute the force over a wider area. If that's really an issue (and I haven't seen any accident reports that reflect injuries caused by too-narrow seat belts), couldn't that be done with wider seat belts? I'm just questioning the amount of bang for the buck.

And what is it about my life that makes it "pitiful"? Man, there are just too many guys in here lately that just dive into the insults in lieu of talking points.


Sweetie, I was just fookin with ya
Using collective "your" anyway
 
2009-11-05 10:17:43 AM  
reviews.cnet.com

what do they mean, new technology?
 
2009-11-05 10:20:14 AM  
there are just too many guys in here lately that just dive into the insults in lieu of talking points.

I got your 'talking points' right here:

i251.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-05 10:20:47 AM  
schattenteufel: D_Evans45: It inflates upon accident submittard, nobody blows anything up manually.


Did you even read the article? Or just glance at it whilst browsing through the slew of other garbage you threw into the queue?


You be trollin' we hatin'



Calling submittards on poor headlines is hardly trolling. It's something of a Fark pastime.
 
2009-11-05 10:21:07 AM  
BobXXL: The belts first will be an option on the next-generation Ford Explorer in the U.S., then rolled out in Europe

There's a poor choice of words.


I came here to say this
 
2009-11-05 10:26:36 AM  
D_Evans45: schattenteufel: D_Evans45: It inflates upon accident submittard, nobody blows anything up manually.


Did you even read the article? Or just glance at it whilst browsing through the slew of other garbage you threw into the queue?


You be trollin' we hatin'


Calling submittards on poor headlines is hardly trolling. It's something of a Fark pastime.


It wasn't a poor headline, it was a joke. Jokes in headlines is something of a Fark pastime.
 
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