Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Explore the history of mechanical engineering; learn about the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or find out about 1 Birdcage Walk, the headquarters of the Institution.
Visit the Archives of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
1973 - Airbag as standard
The first car to be sold to the general public with an airbag as a standard
feature is the Oldsmobile Tornado. It is available only on the passenger side.
Learn more about the foundation of the Institution and its subsequent history, including
our Past Presidents and Honorary Fellows.
Learn more about the history of mechanical engineering, from the windmill to the wind turbine.