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1 1 Toyota Side Impact Protection for Out-of-Position Occupants Washington, DC October 25, 2001

2 2 History of Toyota Side Airbag System In 1996, Toyota began offering torso side air bags in one Lexus model. During this time, Toyota continued to improve its side air bag systems with rigorous internal standards. Toyota also continued developing side curtain air bags.

3 3 History of Toyota Side Airbag System By the 2000 MY, Toyota began offering front side torso air bags on almost all Lexus and Toyota models. Also, in the 2001 MY, some Lexus and Toyota models were offered with a torso and curtain shield air bag system.

4 4 Toyota Curtain Shield Air Bag & Side Air Bag (LS 430)

5 5 Future of Toyota Side Air Bag System By the 2001 MY, all Toyota and Lexus vehicles had side torso air bags as either standard or optional equipment. Toyota plans to offer curtain shield air bags on all models by 2005.

6 6 Toyota Assessment of SAB Systems From the beginning of Toyota’s SAB development, systems were assessed by stringent internal standards. These internal standards included assessment of OOP risk to children. Since the OOP voluntary procedures were published (August 2000), all Toyota systems are designed according to these procedures.

7 7 OOP Assessment of Seat Mounted Side Torso Air Bags Forward Facing on Booster Block Rear Facing Lying on Seat with Head on Armrest 3 Year Old * Position (Lying on Seat) was not conducted as AB does not contact dummy.

8 Inboard Facing 6 Year Old Forward Facing on Booster Block SID-IIs OOP Assessment of Seat Mounted Side Air Bags

9 9 OOP Assessment of Curtain Shield Air Bags 6 Year OldSID-IIs Inboard Facing Front/Rear Forward Facing Front/Rear Inboard Facing Front/Rear

10 10 OOP Test Results of Mid-Sized Sedan Mid-sized Sedan Assessment using Voluntary OOP Test Procedures Seat mounted torso bag Curtain Shield air bag (front and rear)

11 11 OOP Test Results – Head and Neck In all positions, HIC values ≤ 1% of reference value. All neck measures were also well within limits.

12 12 OOP Test Results – Chest Most challenging loading to the chest occurred for the 3 yo Rear Facing Position.

13 13 OOP Test Results of Large Sedan Large Sedan Assessment using Voluntary OOP Test Procedures Seat mounted torso bag Curtain Shield air bag (front and rear)

14 14 OOP Test Results – Large Sedan In all positions, HIC values ≤ 10% of reference value. All neck measures were also within limits. Chest values were well below limits.

15 15 Upper and Lower Neck Considerations For both the mid-sized and large sedans, measurements for upper and lower neck criteria were within the research limits. Highest neck loading was observed for the 3 yo and 6 yo in Forward Facing on Booster Block Position.

16 16 Customer Information Vehicles with side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) have a label on the B-pillar door jam. Label directs to owner’s manual.

17 17 Customer Information Owner’s manual includes caution statements for both side air bags and curtain shield air bags.

18 18 Toyota Systems Designed to Procedures Toyota currently designs all new curtain shield air bag & side torso air bag systems to the requirements of the OOP voluntary procedures. SAB systems in almost all current Toyota vehicles conform to the voluntary procedures requirements. From January 2002 (2003 MY Corolla release), ALL models conform.

19 19 Thank you for your attention!


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