Bohlin, Nils Ivar
Born: Jul 17, 1920 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 82 years of age.
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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