Why do car companies oppose the mandatory airbag plan?

  • sautik biswas
  • BBC correspondent

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As soon as the car collides with a vehicle or anything else, the airbags there open like a balloon and save the lives of the people in the car.

Over the past few decades, airbags installed in vehicles have saved the lives of many drivers and passengers around the world. After seat belts, airbags are considered the most important when it comes to car safety.

According to the World Bank, at least one in ten people killed in traffic accidents in the world is an Indian.

Despite this, India’s largest carmaker opposes plan to make six mandatory air cushions in cars later this year, why?

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