Systematic protection for vehicle occupants: The Mercedes-Benz diagram from 1980 explains the function of the airbag and seat belt tensioner based on a shared sensor signal. The systems celebrated their world premiere in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the 126 model series. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in December 1980. In February 1981, the brand showcased the systems at the Amsterdam International Motor Show. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: 05c2784_c35399)

D645577 Fifty years ago, Mercedes-Benz secured a fundamental airbag patent
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    Systematic protection for vehicle occupants: The Mercedes-Benz diagram from 1980 explains the function of the airbag and seat belt tensioner based on a shared sensor signal. The systems celebrated their world premiere in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the 126 model series. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in December 1980. In February 1981, the brand showcased the systems at the Amsterdam International Motor Show. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz archives: 05c2784_c35399)
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    Oct 18, 2021
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