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Active Headrest

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active_headrest_01.gifMitigates the load on the neck in rear-end collisions.

Neck injuries account for approximately 90% of all injuries in rear-end collisions.

Over 90% of the injuries sustained by occupants whose vehicles are struck in rear-end collisions are to the neck region. More than 200,000 people suffer such injuries annually.
active_headrest_02.gifThe force of a front-seat occupant on the
seatback is used to activate the system, moving
the head restraint forward immediately to firmly
support the occupant's head and mitigate the
impact to the neck region.

In performance tests conducted by Nissan

active_headrest_03.gifThe Active Head Rest effectively helps reduce the force (moment) acting to bend the neck backward in a rear-end collision.
 

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