Seat Belt Buckles

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I learned to drive in a car with pic related seat belt buckles. These are actually aircraft certified buckles. Designed to be strong but easy to get out of in an emergency.

Since then, every passenger car I've seen has their own version of some sort of release button. No two models are they same. Is there any reason that the aircraft style buckles were abandoned for cars?

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AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Plastic is cheaper.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

So do the lift up style in plastic.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

seat belts do more harm than good.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Do you want me to pull the highlights from g/o/re the past week?

TreeEater
TreeEater

Seatbelts are for cucks like just live in a bubble nigga lmao

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

More easy to break

FastChef
FastChef

If I had to guess the seatbelt sensor is easier to integrate with a plastic molded buckle. Also those metals ones and even newer designs get hot as fuck in direct sunlight.

cum2soon
cum2soon

stop trying to enforce this dumb meme

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

The benefit of being easy to release in an emergency is marginal since rescue crews just cut the whole thing anyway.

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Firespawn
Firespawn

you will wait for a rescue crew to cut your seatbelt while your car is going underwater

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Spazyfool
Spazyfool

you sound like a retarded nader engineer
if you're too stupid to operate a regular seatbelt then you deserve to drown/burn/explode with the vehicle.
oversimplification is why this country is in such a mess.
survival of the fittest needs to be a thing again.

Emberburn
Emberburn

while your car is going underwater
Helicopter made me think of this.

if you're too stupid to operate a regular seatbelt
Not my car. Or helicopter. Where's the fookin' button? That's why aviation belts are made the way they are. All the same.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

t. boomer

Do you even head crush (maximum)

Illusionz
Illusionz

Plastic is cheaper.

I just checked. Aviation buckle set, lowest price I found was $4.00

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

literally can't find a seatbelt button
nigga you're flat out retarded I could unbuckle myself in 5 seconds with my eyes closed in any car

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

If you really want to be prepped for that situation, you should just carry your own seatbelt knife.

Illusionz
Illusionz

implying costs to the manufacturer are the same to the end consumer.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

No. $4.00 a set for me. Probably <$1.00 for manufacturer orders by the shipping container.

Inmate
Inmate

But plastic will be even cheaper. The difference may not be that much, but considering the amount they'll need it'll add up quick.

Methnerd
Methnerd

be on Veeky Forums where everyone is edgy and anticipating a race war or beta uprising
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T WEAR YOUR SEATBELT DON'T YOU KNOW HOW DANGEROUS THAT IS

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Techpill
Techpill

eBay seatbelt components

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happy_sad
happy_sad

Yeah but what about copfags like me who have to take that shit off quick if there's a situation that calls for it? We drive shitty Fords and Chevys that have the shittiest features known to man. All the seatbelts either don't retract and you get tangled up when trying to get out but that's another issue you'll only get to if you can even get the buckle to work properly. You have to shove those fuckers in hard and press the button so hard it feels like you're going to snap your finger in half.

Why the fuck must everything American be so shitty? American car engineers seem to fuck up every little thing that you wouldn't even think could be fucked up. Why can't we just drive Toyotas?

5mileys
5mileys

Because nobody wants to touch bare steel in Arizona summer afternoons or Alaska winter mornings. I don't see any way you could make a reasonable 3-point belt with a aircraft buckle either.

idontknow
idontknow

tfw your metal seat belt burns your flesh from the sun beating down on them

TreeEater
TreeEater

I actually miss those days, when you had a reason to buy a sunscreen for your dash. So comfy

Snarelure
Snarelure

r/eddit faggot

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Probably make a 3-way the same way they did in the 80s/early 90s. Normal Male end with a curve at the back to attach two pieces of belt.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

implying mass producing a tiny plastic part for millions of vehicles is more expensive than buying individual pieces from ebay

simbly ebin :----DDDD

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Methshot
Methshot

they're in steel in cars too only the covers are in plastic

RumChicken
RumChicken

unironically wants fragmentation grenade airbags

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

The button style is quicker to release and more convenient.
The reason they still use them on airliners is low cost and the fact the belts aren't pretensioned

The pilot has quick release belts.

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w8t4u
w8t4u

Also they have shoulder harnesses in addition to the lap belts

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Is there any reason that the aircraft style buckles were abandoned for cars?
Yes.
In order to make seat belts easier to use, the female-side buckle no longer has a long belt. This also reduces the amount of clutter in the car seats or needing to find the female-receptacle. Now, all female buckles are short and beltless items at the side of front and rear seats. The only item that needs a belt now is the male part of the belt buckle.

StonedTime
StonedTime

The button style is quicker to release and more convenient.

Yeah? Which button style? These are a few of mine. I LOL when someone new gets into one of my cars and can't figure the button out.

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New_Cliche
New_Cliche

In order to make seat belts easier to use, the female-side buckle no longer has a long belt.

You can make a aircraft-style buckle with a fixed mount for cars. And some car belts (back seat in particular) still use female side belts, albeit short ones.

TreeEater
TreeEater

what are they smoking over at Porsche

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