Nils Bohlin

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Birthday
17, 1920
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 26, 2002 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1920
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 26, 2002 (82)

About

Swedish inventor who came up with the three-point seat belt to keep passengers from flying out of their cars during collisions.

Before Fame

He was working in aeronautics when Volvo recruited him to be their first chief safety engineer. Volvo was the first car to come standard with his three-point seat belt.

Trivia

He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1999.

Family Life

He had two children and two stepchildren with wife Maj-britt.

Associated With

He and Laszlo Biro were two Europeans who were inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame.