New Honda Jazz Is The First Model In Its Segment With A Center Airbag The new Honda Jazz will become one of the brand’s first models in Europe to offer a front-center airbag as standard, as part of the model’s comprehensive safety package. The new front-center airbag is fitted within the back of the driver’s seat and expands into the space between the driver and the front passenger. In case of a side-on collision, the airbag helps to avoid direct contact and to reduce the impact between the two. The airbag itself uses three attachment tethers in order to guide it around the driver in a curve and deliver maximum protection. The new Jazz -also known as Fit- combines the new front-center airbag with special seat belt pre-tensioners for both the driver and front passenger to reduce lateral movement. Honda claims that their new approach can reduce injury to the head by 85 percent for the near-side passenger and 98 percent for the far-side passenger. In addition, the new Honda Jazz comes with a new double-structure airbag for the rear passengers, protecting them from impacts against the door and C-pillar in case of a side-on collision. Honda was able to integrate the new airbag system into the rear seat pad without losing the model’s ‘magic seat’ function. Honda will also offer the new Jazz with the Sensing suite of active safety systems as standard, which has been updated with a higher-definition, wider-angle camera in order to recognize a wider range of road surfaces and traffic characteristics. The Honda Sensing includes systems like Collision Mitigating Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Auto High Beam, and more.