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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
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