The Evolution of Car Safety Features


The Birth of Seatbelts

In 1950s, Volvo introduced the modern three-point seatbelt in 1959.

Introducing Crumple Zones

Mercedes-Benz discovered crumple zones in 1959, significantly improving crash safety.

The Arrival of Airbags

The evolution and implementation of airbags. General Motors offered the first commercial airbag in the 1973 Chevrolet Impala.

Enhanced Control with ABS

Introduced in 1980s, ABS prevents wheel lockup during braking, maintaining steering control.

Stability Takes Center Stage

ESC became a standard safety feature in many vehicles in the late 1990s.

ADAS Revolutionizes Safety

Introduced in 2000s, Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) includes a suite of technologies designed to improve driver safety and comfort.

Braking Autonomously

From 2010s, The role of AEB in preventing collisions. AEB systems can detect an imminent crash and apply the brakes automatically.

Towards Full Autonomy

Currently in 2020s, Companies like Tesla and Waymo are at the forefront of developing fully autonomous driving systems.

Classic Cars Through The Decades