Back-seat air bag to protect your passengers

back seat air bagToyota announced today a back seat airbag that will deploy "from the top of the console to act as a barrier that helps lessen injuries caused by passengers colliding with each other or into the console."

It sounds like a feature that parents might potentially have to turn off; like front air bags in 2-seaters that have to be turned off if carrying small children. It's a pretty neat idea - unless you're the poor centre passenger sitting directly under it. Yeah, I'm sure it's going to be for vehicles with captain's chairs in the back. ;)