Holt Helmet

Smith’s all-season Holt Helmet doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style as it maintains protection. Featuring advanced ABS construction for impact-resistance, the Holt incorporates a self-adjusting fit system that molds the helmet to a wearer’s head, bombshell ear-pads for cold weather and 14 vents paired with AirEvac’s ventilation system to keep air flowing and prevent googles from fogging. Available in black, white, red or mint green, the …

Mercedes-Benz’s 2021 S-Class is the First Car With Front Airbags for Rear-Seat Passengers

Research, development and clever engineering have made this safety innovation a reality

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class brims with breakthrough tech, from incredible biometric-sensing that pulls up driver presets based on fingerprint, voice or facial recognition to multi-hue LEDs that illuminate the cockpit and make phased changes depending on the driver’s desire. Perhaps the most impressive update is the company’s development of rear-seat airbags that deploy from the back panels of the front passenger seats. This has …

The History of the Firehouse Pole

During the 19th century, firefighters in the United States had two ways to make their way from their beds to their horse and buggy: “spiral staircase—installed to keep wayward horses from wandering upstairs—or through a tube chute.” That was until the ingenious David Kenyon installed a pole at Chicago’s all-Black firefighter Company 21 firehouse. Kenyon had seen a colleague use a “wooden pole normally used …