Evolution of safety technology in vehicles

  • Seatbelt

    Seatbelts were first introduced into cars in 1958. They were first used in Volvo's. The seatbelt is the most beneficial safety technology in a vehicle. Seatbelt is a belt which is worn around your body from the shoulder to the waist to prevent accident. In an accident the seatbelt will stop the driver or the passenger form lunging forward and hurting themselves
  • Cruise control

    Cruise control
    1958 the cruise control in a car was invented. It was invented by a blind, prolific inventor, Ralph Teetor. At a young age Teetor built a one cylinder car. A cruise control is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver. It was first used in a Chrysler
  • Padded Dashboard

    Padded Dashboard
    Padded Dashboard was introduced in 1960. the padded dashboard was first in a Volvo. The padded dashboard was introduced in an attempt to reduce facial/chest injuries from frontal collisions. A dashboard is a control panel placed in front of the driver of an automobile, housing instrumentation and controls for operation of the vehicle.
    Items located on the dashboard at first included the steering wheel and the instrument cluster.
  • ABS Brakes

    ABS Brakes
    Anti - lock - Brake is the first mechanical anti-lock brakes based on aircraft technology, introduced on the Jensen FF, a hand-built luxury sports car. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (that is, ceasing rotation) and therefore avoiding skidding. I
  • Head restraints

    Head restraints
    Volvo offers front-seat head restraints, aimed at protecting the head and neck in rear-end crashes. It was introduced in 1968. The head restraints are situated in the rear end of a car. They protect the neck of the driver.
  • Electronic ABS

    Electronic ABS
    Electronic ABS was introduced in 1978 on a Mercedes Benz given the high profiled class of the car. Electronic has the same concept of a normal ABS brake except it is automatic. The electronic ABS will automatically halt the car and the halt is more instant. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) monitors wheel speeds and releases pressure on individual wheel brake lines.
  • Driver airbag

    Driver airbag
    Mercedes-Benz S-class is the first production car with a driver's airbag. The airbag was introduced in 1981. The airbag is one of the most recent safety technology to be inserted in any vehicle. The airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is an occupant restraint system consisting of a flexible envelope designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision. Its purpose is to cushion occupants during a crash and provide protection to their bodies when they strike interior objects.