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Automotive underwater evacuation system

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6551159.

A vehicle evacuation system for aiding the escape of a person trapped in a motor vehicle having a vehicle seat, a vehicle seat belt and vehicle windows, which has entered a body of water, includes a cutting tool for cutting through a vehicle seat belt; a glass breaking tool for breaking a glass vehicle window for escape; a combined compressed breathable air tank and mouthpiece; an inflatable buoy bag and compressed gas cartridge for lifting the person to the water surface; a distress and position indicating signal generating mechanism for sending an alarm signal to a receiving station, the alarm signal being trackable by a tracking device; and an element unification structure for holding elements of the system together in a readily accessible configuration prior to and during use.

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