Seatbelts are there to save lives in an emergency, but in certain situations they can actually do just the opposite. If your vehicle ends up underwater after a freak accident, they can make escape difficult. So a Dutch company has developed a simple seatbelt adapter that automatically releases in the presence of water.
Times are tough for the automotive industry. Consumers have less money, the environment has less tolerance and nothing short of new engineering paradigms can fix any of it. You know, stuff like inflatable rear seatbelts.