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Mercedes-Benz seat belts already have a feature that adjusts the tension of the belt after it's buckled, using motors in the B- and C-pillars. The boffins in Stuttgart have improved on that by turning to their attentions to the buckle, giving it two new functions. When you enter the vehicle, the buckle extends by 70 mmm (2.75 inches) and it illuminates to help you locate it and insert the tongue. Once the seat belt has been fastened, it retracts again to provide the proper tension around the thorax and lower pelvis.

Mercedes says the innovation will appear in its cars soon, and if we placing bets, we'd say the 2013 S-Class is a perfect candidate. There are more photos in the gallery and a press release with more info on the tech after the jump.Continue reading Mercedes-Benz improves on the seat belt, again

Mercedes-Benz improves on the seat belt, again originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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There you go folks! For 60,000$+ you not only get this really wicked chrome emblem with a circle and three lines but now you also get nice seat belts.

I am sold. Is this feature going to cost 10,000$+ to install? And if so.. can I get a "my wallet has a larger penis than yours" put on the car somewhere?
 

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^^ lol
 
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