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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

1948

The Tucker automobile is introduced with a number of passenger safety features that were quite advanced for its day including seat belts, roll-bar, crash-frame around the entire car, a padded dashboard, and an interior free of protruding or sharp objects. The US federal government would not get around to mandating automobile safety for another eight years.

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