“Far-side safety countermeasures present an untapped area for injury reduction,” summed up the renowned accident investigator Dr. Kennerly Digges at a congress held by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2015. Working together with nine additional partners from the fields of science and industry, Digges – a professor at the George Washington University in Ashburn, has carried out a great deal of research on this topic. He was also the initiator of the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which grades vehicles by means of crash tests, a star rating and is now the benchmark for vehicle safety in many countries. Likewise in 2015, ZF showcased its far-side airbag concept for the first time. Installed in the inward-facing side of the driver’s seat, the airbag can help to provide better protection to both the driver and front-seat passenger.