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Porsche’s A-pillar Airbag Patent Could Prevent Serious Headaches for Convertible Owners

A segment of the automotive enthusiast community holds a real prejudice against convertibles. While the majority of the ire stems from an irrational bitterness or assumption that any car that sacrifices any amount body stiffness for style is inherently wrong, there is one valid complaint: most convertibles are less safe in a crash than a hardtop. Porsche has patented an airbag concealed within the A pillar specifically designed to protect soft top occupants in the event that the windshield frame bends toward their fragile skulls during an accident a handy feature for a vehicle lacking roof support.

Porsche’s A-pillar Airbag Patent Could Prevent Serious Headaches for Convertible Owners