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Safety Technology in Vehicles

By Singh96
  • The Seatbelt

    The Seatbelt
    Edward J. Claghorn was awarded the first US patent for the seatbelt on 10th February 1885. The seatbelt is designed to restrain the occupant/s. The seatbelt will lock in place when it is jolted; in the case of an accident, the forward motion of the occupant will lock the belt and prevents the occupant hitting the seat/object infront.
  • ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)

    ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
    The ABS system was first used in aircraft from 1929 and onwards. The inventor of the system was French automobile and aircraft pioneer Gabriel Voisin.
    An early system was Dunlop's Maxaret system, introduced in the 1950s, in 1936 the German Companies Bosch and Mercedes-Benz pioneered the first electronic version for use on Mercedes Benz cars. The ABS is a four-wheel system that prevents wheel lock-up by automatically modulating the brake pressure.
  • The Airbag

    The Airbag
    The first experimental airbag was made by Allen Breed. The airbags were electromechanical airbags. The airbag is designed to inflate upon hard impact, and then cushion the force of the impact. The occupants head will be prevented from hitting the dashboard.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps drivers to avoid crashes by reducing the danger of skidding, or losing control as a result of over-steering. ESC becomes active when a driver loses control of their car. It uses computer controlled technology to apply individual brakes and help bring the car safely back on track, without the danger of fish-tailing. This system was first used by Mercedes Benz and BMW.
  • Reverse Camera

    Reverse Camera
    Reversing cameras improves the rearward view and can assist drivers in detecting persons or objects in the path of a reversing vehicle. The camera is placed on the boot of the car and when the driver engages reverse gear, the camera automatically starts to stream live video through to a dashboard touch screen display.