What do you think of cars that feature color seat belts? Cool or corny? … [Read more...] about Making the Case for Color Seat Belts
Have you ever noticed that extra loop of fabric stitched onto a seat belt right by the buckle, and wondered what it's there for? … [Read more...] about What is that Loop on the Seat Belt For?
Every auto upholsterer has seen a pretensioner, that bulky mechanical component attached to the end of a seat belt buckle. But how many actually know what it is or how it works? YouTube stars The Slow Mo Guys recently triggered one on camera and slowed the footage to 28,000 frames per second so we could see it in action. … [Read more...] about This is How Seat Belt Pretensioners Work
In June 1960, a man named Wes Jayne in Woodhaven, New York, wrote a letter to Popular Science magazine boasting about how he finally convinced his wife to wear a seat belt. However, his victory wasn't the result of rational argument or even trickery. It was clever engineering. What Jayne did is rig his car's front passenger seat to sound an annoying buzzer and flash a … [Read more...] about Flashback: The First-Ever Seat Belt Alarm
Czech automaker Skoda Auto recently introduced a new line of accessories for dog owners who like to take their pups for car rides. Among them is a seat belt. … [Read more...] about Photo: Skoda Introduces Dog Seat Belts