The 2021 Acura TLX’s best safety feature is something you’ll hopefully never see

Acura will get to launch Honda’s new airbag design, cradling the front passenger’s head and helping avoid brain injuries with a clever triple-bag layout. The new airbag – which has been compared to a baseball catcher’s mitt, only in this case your head is the ball – was previewed by Honda last year, and will make its commercial debut in the 2021 Acura TLX.

Airbag technology has proliferated over the past decade, with most new cars coming with numerous bags throughout the cabin. They all take the same core focus: provide a rapidly-deployed cushion to minimize blunt trauma in the event of an accident, where an occupant might hit the dashboard or another part of the cabin.

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