New Honda Airbag Considered Safer

New Honda Airbag | Fayetteville, NC

Safety has always been a top priority for Honda, and the automaker recently announced its latest innovation in the field. Honda’s engineers have unveiled a new, advanced airbag design that should be more effective at protecting occupants in frontal collisions.

Honda developed this new airbag at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio. The carmaker worked alongside Autoliv, one of its major safety system suppliers.

“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Conventional airbags typically use a single inflatable compartment to help reduce injury and fatalities during frontal collisions. The new Honda airbag goes one step further, offering four major components. These include three inflatable compartments and a “sail panel” that combines the two side chambers at their outermost edge.

These components work to protect the occupant’s head in an angled frontal impact collision, since the lateral collision forces can cause the passenger’s head to rotate or slide off of the airbag, reducing its effectiveness. The “sail panel” acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head to soften the impact.

Honda will begin implementing this potentially life-saving system in 2020. In the meantime, plan a trip to Bryan Honda to take a look at some of Honda’s current safety innovations, including the standard HondaSensing® suite of technology.

Top 3 Haunted Attractions in North Carolina

Haunted Attractions | Fayetteville, NC

Halloween season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to scare up some fun. To make your Halloween as spooky as possible, we’ve created a list of the top three haunted attractions in North Carolina.

Haunted Pyramids

For the most frightening Halloween attraction in the state, you need to head to Lawndale to check out the Haunted Pyramids. This attraction has four large indoor haunted houses, all in one location, giving you plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. Step into The Asylum for a little bit of madness, or conquer the dark in the Monster Manor for a gothic thrill. Admission includes all four haunted houses and costs between $20 and $25, depending on the date.

Grissettown Haunted Trail

About two hours away from Fayetteville is the Grissettown Haunted Trail in Ocean Isle Beach. This tense self-guided tour winds through the woods, taking about 30 fear-filled minutes to complete. While it’s won numerous local awards for being so scary, it also benefits a great cause: the Grissettown Fire Department.

Insanitarium: Nightmare on Main Street

Located in Laurinburg, which is an hour from Fayetteville, is Insanitarium. This 14,000-square-foot haunted house will haunt your nightmares, giving you the scare you crave during the Halloween season. You can attend a free block party, catch live music, and eat delicious food before you head in for the fright of your life. Admission is $10 per person and is only open to children 12 and over.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want everyone to enjoy their spooky seasonal festivities is complete safety. If your vehicle is due for any routine maintenance, swing by our service department and let our qualified technicians get your car ready for all of these terrifying excursions.