DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. is licensing two of its active safety systems to other auto makers and suppliers. Its BeltMinder system, which chimes every 30 seconds for five minutes until the driver puts on a seatbelt, has been licensed to four other vehicle manufacturers at no cost, says Susan M. Cischke, Ford vice president-environmental and safety engineering. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows 5% more drivers buckle up with BeltMinder. Government research ...

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