At 10am, April 14, 2012, the first mass-produced Volvo ÖV4 will be driven through the company gates in Göteborg, reenacting the birth of a famous marque
At 10am, April 14, 1927, the first mass-produced Volvo ÖV4 was driven off the production line and through the company gates in Göteborg.
85 years later - to the minute - happy birthday to the company that focussed on automotive safety long before it became fashionable
Selling the seat-belt, 1959-style.
The first car with a thre-point safety belt - the the Volvo P544
Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin invented the 3-Point safety belt
Patented in 1958 by Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin, the 3-Point safety belt has become the most important automotive restraint system worldwide, saving an estimated one million lives so far
Swedish automotive icon Volvo is celebrating its 85th birthday and will reenact driving the first mass-produced Volvo ÖV4 off the production line and through the company gates in Göteborg. Volvo heroically focused on the safety of the occupants of its cars long before other manufacturers decided it was fashionable, pioneering many of the features (such as the three-point seat belt) we find in the cars of today.
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