GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Aug. 8, 1955


Safety Car Locks. Studebaker's 1956 models will be equipped with a new safety device, first in the industry, which is designed to keep doors closed in accidents, prevent riders from being thrown out of the car. In an accident, the standard locks often disengage and the doors fly open. When the new Studebaker door is closed, a lip projecting from the door automatically interlocks with a lip from the post. The safety lock is operated by the door handle. In a test last week, a dummy-carrying Studebaker equipped with the new locks drove into a concrete barrier at...

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