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Low-Friction Seatbelt

CAR TECHNOLOGY

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A low-friction seatbelt that feels light when being pulled out and with little feel of tightness when being worn was developed by softening the webbing (sash portion on seatbelts). This helps promote wearing seatbelts by increasing comfort during use.

Features

By softening the webbing and reducing friction by approximately 10% when seatbelt is pulled out, the force needed to pull out the seatbelt and the pressure felt during use was reduced.
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Technology Overview

Weaving within the webbing was changed from regular weaving to variable herringbone weaving. This allowed the webbing to bend with more flexibility and also reduced slide friction with the through-ring parts.
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