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Airbag - Wikipedia

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An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system. The airbag .... The invention is also credited independently to the German engineer Walter Linderer, ... Airbags for...

A Short History of the Airbag - ConsumerAffairs.com

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Sep 25, 2006 ... In that story, Hetrick recalled the inspiration for his invention: "In the spring of '52, my wife, my seven-year-old daughter, Joan, and I were out for ...

Automotive Airbag History and Invention - Inventors - About.com

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The history of automotive airbags - how they work - who invented airbags. ... Patent applications were submitted by German Walter Linderer and American John ...

John Hetrick inventor of the airbag - Automotive engineer

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Feb 1, 2011 ... Since their invention in 1952 airbags have saved thousands of lives ... With no restraint systems, Hetrick and his wife were forced to hold their ...

Air bag - New World Encyclopedia

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Feb 19, 2016 ... 1.1 Invention; 1.2 First automotive applications: An alternative to the seatbelt .... The first "head protection" air bags were included as standard ...

Invention | Airbags

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Invention. Shortly after John Hetrick had witnessed an automobile accident he ... Air bags were first mass-produced in the United States during the 1970s.

Cushioning the Blow: History of Automotive Airbags

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For rear passengers the airbags were on the back of the front seat. ... He wrote to the big car companies to interest them in his invention but got no response.

Federal legislation makes airbags mandatory - Sep 01, 1998 ...

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A 1973 study suggested that three-point (lap and shoulder) seat belts were more effective and less risky than air bags anyway. But as air-bag technology ...

History & Future - Know the chemistry behind airbags

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Airbags have saved many lives since their introduction in early 1980s. ... In 1968, the first electromechanical automotive airbag was invented using this crash ...

When did airbags become mandatory in automobiles? | Reference ...

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On September 1, 1998, the federal government in the United States made airbags a mandatory addition to automobiles. The law required that airbags were  ...