Toyota has developed the worlds first rear curtain shield airbags which protect the rear passengers in the eventuality of a collision from behind.

The innovative airbag deploys from the roof lining above the rear window in the form of a curtain-like barrier. Together with the headrests, the airbag minimizes impact to the head from a colliding vehicle or parts of the hit vehicle, thus helping to reduce the severity of injuries.

Its use in the soon-to-be launched “iQ” ultra-compact four-seater is expected to approximately double the car’s rear passenger head protection.

Toyota has continued to actively develope and make available its collision safety technologies with the introduction of SRS curtain shield and knee airbags-to enable its vehicles to better respond to a greater range of accidents.