Opel owes its current high safety standards to many years of consistent development work. A chronicle of the most significant development in the past 70 years is presented here.
1970 - First work on a near-series safety car development project.
1972 - Presentation of the opel OSV 40 Safety Vehicle, an experimental car with new solutions to various safety problems, based on the Opel Kadett.
1973 - All Opel models supplied with seat belts as standard equipment.
1976 - All models featuring laminated safety glass windshield as standard.
1983 - The Opel Senator became available with an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
1986 - DSA safety suspension introduced in the Opel Omega.