Safety technology in vehicles

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  • Automotive lighting

    Automotive lighting
    Car headlights started being used in 1880 but was fueled by oil and used in lamps.The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices on the front, sides, rear, and in some cases the top of the motor vehicle. The purpose of this system is to provide light for the driver to controll the vehicle safely after dark reducing the chances of a crash.
  • Seat belts

    Seat belts
    Seat belts were created by George Cayley in the early 19th century but Edward J. Claghorn of New York, was granted the first patent in February 10th 1885. The 3 point belt works by spreading out the energy of the impact over the chest, pelvis and shoulders.The Seat belt is a safety harness designed to secure the person of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop.
  • Head restraints

    Head restraints
    Head restraint are attached or integrated into the top of the seats in each seating position to limit the rearward movement of rear and adult occupant's head relative to his torso in a crash, so as to reduce the danger of whiplash or and other injury that may occur.A patent for an automobile head rest was granted to Benjamin Katz in 1921
  • Anit-lock braking system

    Anit-lock braking system
    Gabriel Voisin developed the first anti-lock braking system used in aircraft in 1929. An ABS short for anti-lock braking system 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 and therefore avoiding skidding. Having this on your vehicle may reduce the chance of skidding therfore reducing the chances of an accident.
  • Airbags

    On the 18th of August 1852 John W. Hetrick was granted that inflated safety cushions was to be used in automotive vehicles. An airbag is an occupant restraint system consisting of a flexible fabric or cushion designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision. Its purpose is to cushion occupants during a crash and provide protection to their bodies if they were to strike an interior object such as the steering wheel or a window.