Evolving from a two-point design in the early 1900s, modern three-point seatbelts effectively disperse collision energy, with pretensioning belts and advancements in airbags enhancing passenger safety.
Introduced in the 1970s, airbags saw initial challenges but became more effective when used alongside three-point seat belts. Mandatory in vehicles since 1998, modern airbags provide comprehensive protection.
From rear-wheel braking in the early 1900s to four-wheel ABS in the 1970s, this system prevents wheel lock, improving steering control on slippery surfaces.
First used in 1983, ESC/ESP electronically prevents skidding, enhances steering control, and became standard in the 1990s.
Mandatory in new vehicles, crumple zones absorb crash energy, protecting passengers by directing impact away from the vehicle's interior.
Evolving from breakable windshields to laminated safety glass since 1930, modern windscreens reduce injury risk by breaking into safer chunks upon impact.
Initially used in 1956, reverse cameras are now standard in many vehicles, aiding collision avoidance in parking lots and driveways.
The 1914 introduction of turn indicators has progressed, and modern vehicles incorporate advanced features like blind spot monitoring for enhanced safety and communication on the road.