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Evolution of Automobile Safety

Evolution of Automobile Safety

From the day automobiles were launched in the market, car manufacturers were always concerned about the safety of the riders. Safety features play an essential role to prevent the riders from serious injuries during accidents. Let’s take a look at how automobile safety has evolved over a period of time:

1921- Headrests

Invented by Benjamin Katz to reduce the impact of shock in rear-end collisions

1927 – Laminated Windscreen

Introduced by Henry Ford to avoid injury from shattering of glass during a collision

1948 – Padded Dashboard

Launched by Preston Tucker to reduce face and chest injuries to drivers during front-on collisions

1959 - Modern 3-Point Seat Belt

Introduced by Nils Bohlin to secure both upper and lower body during a car crash

1978 – Electronic anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Prevents loss of control on the vehicle when the driver brakes heavily

1981 – Airbags

Protects the driver from hitting parts of car in front-end collision

1995 – Electronic Stability Control

Helps drivers avoid crashes by reducing the danger of skidding

2004 – Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

Blind spot warning system to assist drivers when parking

2011 – Adaptive Cruise Control

Automatically adjusts car speed by determining the speed of car in front

For enhanced protection and safety for your vehicle, get a car insurance policy today.