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Escape Belt Automatically Unlocks Your Seatbelts If Your Car Goes Underwater

by Shane McGlaun
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When I was growing up, an elderly man had a heart attack at a golf course not far from my house while driving. His car drove into one of the ponds on the property and was submerged for several days before anyone knew he was missing. Ever since then I’ve always wondered what exactly I would do if my car somehow ended up underwater.

One of the same companies that makes technology for self-inflating life vests used on airlines is showing off a new seatbelt system called the Escape Belt. The system has a small salt capsule that dissolves when submerged in water allowing the seatbelt buckle to pop open automatically.

If you’re wondering, its manufacturer, Fijen claims that the self-opening cartridge is robust enough to not open if you spill a drink on the seatbelt buckle. However, the cartridge used to open the belt does have to be replaced every few years.┬áThe buckles cost a little under $40 each and the manufacturer says it is looking for supplier partnerships in the automobile industry right now.

[via Wired]

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