At ZF, we were wondering about a way to get rid of this compromise. What if your seat belt decided to make life easier for you and your passengers while still offering the best safety? If you opened the car door and your buckle rose to greet you? That’s how we came up with our Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) system: the buckle extends upward making it easier to locate and to buckle. Once buckled, it recedes downward into the ideal position to provide safety benefits.