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Bohlin, Nils Ivar

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2002 AD

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.