The architecture of Group vehicles includes energy-absorbing front ends and, in the most recent launches, third load paths that are crucial to lengthening the crushable zone and reducing the force of inertia.
In head-on collisions, these features contribute to protecting front-seat passengers involved in the crash. In addition, multistage driver and front-seat passenger airbags, full-length side-curtain and side-thorax airbags as well as Active Seat Belt Load Limiters further minimize the risk of injury and protect vulnerable passengers such as the elderly and children. To enhance child safety, an all-new custom child restraint system is offered on new Maserati vehicles in 2013 to provide proper seating for children in the vehicle. The Group designed the system in collaboration with the Italian company Peg-Pérego to extend child safety options.
Other solutions for protecting road users include the Group’s hood architecture, designed to reduce the risk of pedestrian head injuries on impact as well as the Active Pedestrian Protection System in the upper segments, which raises the hood in the event of a collision, increasing the amount of hood deformation and minimizing potential consequences for pedestrians. Additional passive safety systems that are in the pipeline include enhanced restraint systems that improve adaptation to vehicle occupants, and further crashworthiness characteristics.