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Air Bag Development #219067

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1971
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(Studio) Small company claims to have perfected air bag as safety feature for car passengers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pompano Beach, Florida) Film shows collision demonstration at 30 MPH using human drivers. [Driver Chuck BENNETT - describes being cushioned by air bag during collision; says just had wind knocked out of him.] [Driver Ken BERKSHIRE - says air bag feels like feather pillow.] Company developing air bag for cars already on road. [Promoter Claude KIRK - comments while demonstrating how fast car must be traveling for bag to inflate on collision.] [Developer Michael IVASHUK - says installing air bag involves only fastening it to steering wheel.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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