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Airbag History

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Auto_Accessories_Car_Air_BagSomething like an airbag was used in aircraft’s equipment in the 1940s, the first patents were made in the 50s.
American inventor Allen Breed created the main component for using airbags in automobiles, it was ball sensor for determining the collision. He introduced his invention in 1967 to the Chrysler company. At that time, the Americans rarely wore seat-belts and such innovation, which helped to protect unfastened passengers in case of frontal collision, was in great demand.

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