From when the first automobile was invented, perfected, and sold by Karl Benz in 1885, till now 133 years later, when approximately 59 million cars are produced annually, there has been zillions of opportunities for fatalities, yet the fatality rate per 100,000 registered vehicles is only 16.14 (down from 450 in 1900).
And the reason is very simple: the amazing inventions that nobody really thinks about, but make driving safe and easy, like seatbelts, airbags, automatic braking systems, or even innocuous features like indicators or windscreen wipers! Read the fascinating stories behind these patents in this infographic.
Car Safety Patents That Saved Millions Of Lives and Those That Didn’t:
Infographic by – Sun Leisure