Recently discovered video footage posted on youtube shows proof that Citroën was testing air-bags as far back as the SM era.   At the 3:47 mark you can see an impact test and the air-bags deploy.

SM air bag crash test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AgBuh9ot8

This amazing film shows a number of impact tests conducted at .  Steering and braking tests are also documented – all very impressive showing Citroen’s commitment to safety in the 1970’s.

We have archived the entire film in our video section of the Citroënvie website.