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July 19, 2017

For Improved Vehicle Safety

Toyoda Gosei Develops New Side Airbag

<span >Kiyosu, Japan, July 19, 2017: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has jointly developed a new side airbag together with Toyota Motor Corporation. The new airbag contributes to vehicle crash safety assessment conformity in each region of the world and can be shared by various vehicle models. It is used on the new Camry and is scheduled for future use on about 2.5 million vehicles annually, including other models.

<span >Side airbags are mounted by the side of the seat (door side). They lessen impacts to the chest and abdomen by deploying instantaneously between the door trim and passenger during side impacts.

<span >Conventional side airbags were structured of two separate airbags, but the new airbag has a three-bag structure for instantaneous deployment in high-speed crashes and efficient impact absorption. The internal pressure of each of the three bags is optimized for each vehicle model, so that these airbags can be used on a variety of models from large to small vehicles.

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<span >Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.