Whiplash Minimising Seat Design
Mazda headrests are optimally sized and positioned with a forward tilting stance to minimise the distance between the occupants head and the head rest. This means that In the event of a rear impact, the necks of the driver and front passenger are better protected from whiplash.
By minimising the distance that the head and neck have to travel before reaching the head rest, the load or force on the neck is less and therefore helps to minimise whiplash injury. Simultaneously, the seatback is designed to permit rearward movement of the occupants torso. Together, these reduce the loading on an occupants neck by up to 40% compared to a conventional seat design.