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Automobiles: Air bags in the seat next to the driver's seat

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on December 30, 2020 Published on December 30, 2020

The Central Government has mandated that an airbag must be provided for the passenger seated on the front seat of a vehicle, next to the driver. This feature, however, is present in most high-end cars including Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and more.  

The new rule is bound to have an impact on the overall price of automobiles, especially those in the passenger vehicle category. Also, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, manufacturers might have a tough time due to the delay in procuring the necessary materials or parts of the purpose. This delay is a result of the current issues related to the management of supply chains.  

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Published on December 30, 2020