Car safety evolution

The history of car safety is a remarkable tale of human Ingenuity perseverance and a commitment to protecting lives on the road. Let’s take a journey through the major Milestones that have shaped the evolution of car safety:

The birth of safety consciousness: in the early 20th century as automobiles gained popularity safety concerns began to emerge the first Automotive safety feature the windshield was introduced in 1904 to protect drivers from debris and wind this marked the beginning of a growing awareness about the need for safety measures.

The invention of seat belts: In the 1950s Swedish engineer Niels Bolin developed the three-point seat belt a revolutionary invention that significantly reduced

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the risk of injury during accidents initially met with resistance seat belts became more widely adopted throughout the following decades saving countless lives.

Collapsible steering columns and padded Interiors: during the 1960s manufacturers started implementing collapsible steering columns to reduce the risk of impalement during frontal collisions padded Interiors such as dashboards and door panels were also introduced to minimize the impact of collisions and decrease the likelihood of severe injuries.

The rise of airbags: in the 1970s airbags emerged as a breakthrough safety technology General Motors GM introduced the first commercial airbag system in 1973 but it wasn’t until the 1980s that they became more commonplace in vehicles bags provided an additional layer of protection by cushioning the impact and reducing the risk of head and chest injuries.

Anti-lock braking systems abs: as Vehicles became faster and more powerful controlling them during emergency situations became crucial anti-lock braking systems ABS were developed in the 1970s to prevent wheel lockup and maintain steering control during hard braking ABS significantly improved vehicle stability and reduced stopping distances.

Improving crash worthiness: car manufacturers began focusing on enhancing crash worthiness which refers to a vehicle’s ability to protect occupants during a collision this involved improving the structural Integrity of cars incorporating crumple zones to absorb impact energy and reinforcing passenger compartments to minimize intrusion.

Electronic stability control ESC: in the early 2000s electronic stability control ESC systems became standard in many vehicles. ESC uses sensors to detect and correct skids or loss of control helping drivers maintain stability on slippery surfaces or during sudden Maneuvers this technology has proven instrumental in preventing rollovers and other accidents.

Advanced Driver assistance systems Adas: the last decade has witnessed a surge in Advanced Driver assistance systems Adas. These Technologies include features such as Lane departure warning, forward Collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. Adas systems leverage sensors cameras and Radars to assist drivers reduce human error and prevent accidents.

The rise of autonomous vehicles: the future of car safety lies in autonomous vehicles. AV’s have the potential to revolutionize Road Safety equipped with Advanced sensors AI algorithms and sophisticated algorithms for autonomous vehicles that are designed to navigate the roads with minimal human intervention significantly reducing the risk of accidents caused by human error.

The history of car safety demonstrates Humanity’s unwavering commitment to improving Road Safety from the invention of seat belts to the development of cutting-edge Technologies each Milestone has contributed to saving lives and making our roads a safer place for everyone.

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ATS Group is a group of companies operating in the field
of Inspections, Certifications and Type Approvals in the Automotive sector.

ATS Group, through its companies designated by e24 and e5 marks, is able to issue the type approval of complete vehicles.

With the type approval Approval Authority designations (E57), (E5) and (E24) ATS Group is able to carry out approvals of components, systems and technical units of vehicles in general.

ATS Europe, as a Certification Body accredited under ISO 17021-1: 2015 as a Certification Body for Quality Management Systems under ISO 9001: 2015, has become a leading company in the field of certifications.

ATS Group is also equipped with instrumentation, designed and built in such a way as to be easily transported. With this mobile equipment it is possible to carry out the approval tests at the manufacturers and / or the test centers where the type approval are carried out.

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