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Happy 30th anniversary, airbag!

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Sep 24th, 2010 at 5:29PM

No, the above headline isn't a greeting for your spouse on his or her special day – Daimler is celebrating the airbag's 30th anniversary. Three decades ago, the very first production car with the life-saving safety tech rolled off the line, kicking off an industry-wide push for ever safer vehicles in the process. That car was an S-Class sedan, and Mercedes-Benz says that the company had poured a total of 13 years of research and development into the project before it ever hit the street. Today, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that airbags have helped... Read More

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