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Material and powertrain advances challenge tertiary safety

Electrified powertrains, high-strength steel and multiple airbags make cars cleaner and safer, but they also make it harder to rescue occupants in a crash situation. By Megan Lampinen

Today’s vehicles are cleaner and safer than they ever have been thanks to alternative forms of propulsion, high-strength materials and advanced electronics. However, those same advances that help primary and secondary safety aspects are posing additional challenges for tertiary safety….

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