General information on WHIPS (whiplash protection)
The WHIPS system is actuated by a rear-end collision, where the angle and speed of the collision, and the nature of the colliding vehicle all have an influence.
When the WHIPS system is deployed, the front seat backrests are lowered backward to change the seating position of the driver and front seat passenger. This reduces the risk of whiplash injury.
WHIPS and child seats
The protection provided by the car to children seated in a child seat or on a booster cushion is not diminished by the WHIPS system.