Ford making safer airbags

September 17, 2010 4:51:59 AM PDT
New self-adjusting air bags will debut in the 2012 Ford Focus.

The automaker added vents to side-impact air bags so they adjust to a passenger's size.

A curved-shaped tether system pulls in the bottom of the air bag, reshaping it. Ford says that lessens the impact of the air bag on a passenger's chest and ribs.

The new air bags will eventually be put in other ford vehicles.