MB gets credit for safety crumple zones or so the engineer in the MB TV as said. "Some sings ah juss too impohtant not to sheyah." I believe Volvo does get credit for the 3-point belt system. Olds or Buick had the first production airbag. Not sure about ABS. I think the Euro 6.9 was the first production car with ABS. Or maybe it's Olds or Buick who had ABS first. That doesn't sound right.