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Bohlin, Nils Ivar

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Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Inventor

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1920 - Born on the 17th of July in Härnösand, Sweden.

1939 - Received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Härnösand Läroverk.

1942 - Started working for the aircraft maker Saab as an aircraft designer and helped develop ejection seats.

1958 - He joined Volvo as a safety engineer.

        - Invented the three-point safety belt.

1959 - He became chief of Volvo’s Automotive Safety Department.

       - Bohlin helped to design and manage multi-disciplinary accident investigation teams for cars and trucks.

       - Volvo became the first auto maker to introduce Bohlin’s three-point safety belt design.

1967 - Bohlin presented a paper, "A Statistical Analysis of 28,000 Accidents with Emphasis on Occupant Restraint Value," on behalf of Volvo, at the 11th Stapp Car Crash Conference.

1969 - Bohlin was assigned to the Central Research and Development Department at Volvo.

1974 - Bohlin was awarded The Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award.

1985 - Retired in Volvo.

       - He was honored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington, D.C.

1995 -  He received a medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

1999 - Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

2002 - Nils Ivar Bohlin died on 26th of September.

       - He was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

 

 

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