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been focusing primarily on those passengers who sit in the rear seat. ((When you design a car for families, rear seat safety can't take a back seat to anything.) She tested chid seats and found that their safety depended largely on how securely IMPROVE OVERALL the seat belt latch cl nched So PASSENGER SAFETY, Saturn engi neers designed a rear seat with her designed :::: tesher team designed a latch that a ramp built underneaththat helps prevent smaller passengersfrom d *i "submarining;'or sliding under the doesn't s . lap belt during a collision. A motorized automatic front Michele Smith's watch holds shoulder belt system, child-safety reardoor locks anda three-pointrear belt system in the outboard oe of the sixteen Saturn patents positions also make Saturn cars safe fordriversand passengers. awarded to date.And three of those were issued for innovations that improve rear seat safety and comfort. SAu N: The result is a rear seat hat safely holds six. Three passengers. And three patents. A DIFFERENT KIND Of COMPANY. A DIFFERENT KIND Of CAR. If you'd like to know more about Saturn, andour new sedans and coupe, please call us at 1-800 -522-5000.