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RAYMOND, Ohio — American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced Wednesday that more than 99 percent of Honda and Acura vehicles will include antilock brakes, side-impact airbags and side-curtain-type airbags as standard equipment by 2007. All light trucks from both brands will also include electronic stability systems and sensors that trigger the curtain airbags in the event of a rollover.

The announcement accompanied the debut of Honda’s new Advanced Safety Research Facility here that the automaker said will help improve its products’ crash compatibility with vehicles of all sizes and even with pedestrians.

Models excluded from the tally are the Honda S2000 and Acura NSX — both convertible models that can’t accommodate curtain-type airbags — and the Honda Insight gasoline/electric hybrid. These models account for less than 1 percent of American Honda’s sales volume.

The airbags will include seat-mounted side-impact airbags intended to protect the torsos of front occupants and featuring the Occupant Position Detection System on the passenger’s side. OPDS, a feature on current Hondas and Acuras with side-impact airbags, uses sensors to detect if a child or small adult is positioned in such a way that a side airbag deployment would do more harm than good. In this instance, it disables the side airbag and alerts the driver by means of an instrument panel indicator. The company’s frontal-impact passenger airbag is also designed to deploy up and over a child standing in front of the seat.

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