Safety technology in vehicles

Timeline created by Calebpretorius
  • Seat belt

    Seat belt
    A seat belt designed to secure the passenger of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result from a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt reduces the harshness of injury in a traffic accident by stopping the persons from hitting hard against the dashboard, steering wheel, hard interior or other passengers.
  • Head Rest

    Head Rest
    Head rests are attached into the top of the seats in vehicles to reduce and cushion the backward movement of passenger’s heads and torso. As the danger of whiplash can cause serious injury to the cervical vertebrae. Since being introduced as mandatory in the late 1960s, head rests have prevented or many devastating injuries.
  • Traction control

    Traction control
    Traction control is designed to prevent loss of traction of driven road wheels. When raised it enhances driver control.
    - Reduces or suppress spark sequence.
    - Reduce fuel supply to one or more cylinders
    - Brake force applied at one or more wheels
  • Airbag

    Airbag
    An airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is made of a flexible envelope designed to inflate rapidly during an vehicle collision. Its purpose is to cushion passengers during a crash and provide protection to their bodies when they strike interior objects such as the steering wheel,dashboard or window.
  • Anti-lock braking system

    Anti-lock braking system
    An anti-lock braking system is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a vehicle to continue interacting with the road surface. This prevents the wheels from locking which avoids skidding.
  • Intelligent speed adaptation

    Intelligent speed adaptation
    The ISA is any system that constantly monitors vehicle speed and the local speed limit on a road and creates an action when the vehicle is sensed to be exceeding the speed limit. This system reduces risks on roads which means less deaths.