An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system.
The airbag .... In 1967, a breakthrough occurred in the development of airbag
crash sensors when Allen K. Breed inve...
09/25/2006 | ConsumerAffairs | Airbag Reports ... In that story, Hetrick recalled
the inspiration for his invention: "In the spring of '52, my wife, my seven-year-old ...
The history of automotive airbags - how they work - who invented airbags.
John W. Hetrick of Newport, Pennsylvania, (U.S.) invented the air bag in 1952,
and patented his device in 1953. Hetrick came up with ...
Feb 1, 2011 ... Since their invention in 1952 airbags have saved thousands of lives ... to develop
a system to protect drivers and passengers – the airbag. .
Invention. Shortly after John Hetrick had witnessed an automobile accident he
received a patent in 1953 for a “safety cushion assembly for automotive vehicles.
The first to score a major breakthrough with sensors for airbags was Allen Breed,
a former RCA engineer. About 1967 he invented a $5 electromechanical ...
Airbags have saved many lives since their introduction in early 1980s. ... In 1968,
the first electromechanical automotive airbag was invented using this crash ...
He had invented in 1968 a sensor and safety system which is considered as the
first electromechanical automotive airbag system. But even before that ...