As most of us spend a considerable amount of time travelling along at great speeds encased in automobiles we should be grateful to the Swedish inventor, Nils Bohlin for bringing the expertise of his aviation experience to the world of cars.
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His three-point seat belt (patented in 1958) has saved the lives of many individuals unfortunate enough to be involved in road traffic incidents. The Swedish aircraft company of Svenska Aeroplan AB ( SAAB) had been experimenting with escape devices for their aircraft and Bohlin had been working on these inventions. His move to Volvo gave him the opportunity to improve on the simpler seat belt in use at that time.