vendredi 7 octobre 2011

Nils Ivar Bohlin (inventor of the three-point safety belt)

Nils Ivar Bohlin (July 17, 1920 – September 26, 2002) was a Swedish inventor who invented the three-point safety belt while working at Volvo.

Born in Härnösand, Sweden, he received a diploma in mechanical engineering from Härnösand Läroverk in 1939. In 1942 he started working for the aircraft maker Saab as an aircraft designer and helped develop ejection seats. In 1958 he joined Volvo as a safety engineer. He is credited with the invention of the modern 3-point safety belt, now a standard safety feature in all cars. He retired in 1985.
In 1999 he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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