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.