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Three-point safety belt inventor praised by Automotive News

 

 

Nils Bohlin, the inventor of the three-point safety belt, is one of the inductees to the 2006 Automotive News Europe Hall of Fame.

 

Volvo was the first car manufacturer in the world to fit the three-point safety belt in the front seats of the P120 (Amazon) and the PV544 in 1959, and the first manufacturer to equip its cars with the belt as a standard fitting.
Automotive News Europe writes this about Nils Bohlin:
"Bohlin's task was formidable. He engineered a simple solution that is the industry's most effective and widely-used life-saver: the three-point seat belt.
Almost 50 years later, the seat belt is standard equipment. Engineers have enhanced it, but Bohlin's basic design is unchanged."
Nils Bohlin was born in 1920 and died in 2002.
His achievements, together with those of four more inductees, will be celebrated at a ceremony in Geneva on 28 February.

 

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