Edward J. Claghorn received the first U.S. patent for an automobile seat belt on Feb. 10, 1885. Claghorn received U.S. patent number 312,085 for a safety belt to be used in the tourism industry. Nils Bohlin invented the modern three-point seat belt, which was introduced by Volvo in 1959.Continue Reading
A three-point seat belt has a lap and shoulder strap with a total of three attachment points. A two-point seat belt is just a lap belt and has nothing to help secure the upper body.
The first child car seats were invented in 1921 after the introduction of the Ford Model T vehicle. The first car seats were simply sacks with drawstrings that attached to the back seat.Learn more about Inventions