General Motors SUV has new air bag

The grill of a GMC Acadia is shown on a dealership lot in Center Line Mich., Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

February 8, 2012 2:54:33 PM PST
The 2013 GMC Acadia will be equipped with a center air bag.

The automaker provided this video of the air bag system.

The new Acadia will be shown at the Chicago Auto Show. The Acadia's center airbag deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger. It's designed to offer added protection in far-side impact crashes.

The new center air bag is a first for the auto industry.

The Chicago auto show opens to the public on Friday.