Who invented airbags?

Answer A retired industrial engineering technician named John W. Hetrick received a patent for a "safety cushion assembly for automobiles" in 1953. A mechanical engineer named Allen K. Breed invented the ... Read More »

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When were auto airbags invented?

The first auto airbags were invented in 1952 by John W. Hetrick. Hetrick developed the idea for a safety device that would prevent the occupants in a vehicle from hitting the dashboard after being ... Read More »

When were airbags first used?

Airbags were first conceived as an automotive safety device in the early 1950s, with the first patent granted to John Hetrick in 1953 for a "safety cushion." However, airbags did not become a real... Read More »

When were airbags first used in cars?

Airbags were first used in cars in 1973 when GM started putting airbags in the Oldsmobile Tornado. Airbags were invented in 1953 by John W. Hetrick. Ford and GM started to develop airbags in the la... Read More »

Dangers of Airbags?

Since 1998 the U.S. government has mandated that airbags be included in all passenger vehicles. From the until 2008, the government has estimated that airbags have saved over 25,000 lives. But pass... Read More »