Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Autoliv is a Swedish-American company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, that in 1997 sprung from the merger of the Swedish company Autoliv AB and Morton Automotive Safety Products, Inc., a division of the American firm Morton International.Autoliv develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures Autoliv has over 80 facilities with 59,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the company has 18 development and engineering centers in nine countries around the world, including 20 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. The company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange. As of June 2014, the company is valued at slightly upwards of ten billion US Dollars in the NYSE. Wikipedia.

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Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-03-01

An airbag can include a first cushion portion that defines a first inflatable chamber and a second cushion portion that is connected to the first cushion portion and defines a second inflatable chamber. The first inflatable chamber can receive inflation gas from an inflator to expand the first cushion portion and the second cushion portion can receive inflation gas from the first inflatable chamber to expand the second cushion portion. A unidirectional valve permits inflation gas to flow from the first inflatable chamber to the second inflatable chamber and restricts backflow of inflation gas from the second inflatable chamber to the first inflatable chamber.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-02-01

Filter for a pyrotechnic gas generator, comprising: - a filtering material; and a protective screen, characterized in that the protective screen forms at least one sealed loop arranged to surround at least a part of a charge of propellant of the pyrotechnic gas generator, in such a way as to protect said at least one part of the filtering material from an ignition pressure wave of the propellant charge.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-05-17

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle detector system (3) comprising at least one group of at least two analogue sensor arrangements (7a, 7b, 7c) arranged to generate a respective digital signal (20a, 20b, 20c). At least one analogue sensor arrangement is constituted by a radar transceiver arrangement (7a, 7b) and at least one analogue sensor arrangement (7c) is constituted by another form of analogue sensor arrangement (7c). Each analogue sensor arrangement (7a, 7b, 7c) comprises an ADC (Analogue to Digital Converter) arrangement (10a, 10b, 10c). Each group of analogue sensor arrangements (7a, 7b, 7c) is connected to a separate common control unit (13) via a corresponding communication bus link (22a, 22b, 22c) arranged to communicate an output from said ADC:s (10a, 10b, 10c). The common control unit (13) comprises a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) arrangement (12) and a control unit (32).


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-05-17

A seat belt buckle device that fixes a tongue plate (102) provided at a seat belt, comprising an outer case (110) into which the tongue plate (102) is inserted, a latch member (140) that rotates in response to the insertion of the tongue plate (102) into the outer case (110) and latches the tongue plate (102), a release button (180) that releases the latching of the tongue plate (102) by the latch member (140) by sliding into the outer case (110), and a counterweight (200) that is rotated by a force received from the release button (180) and resists to the sliding of the release button (180), wherein the counterweight (200) has a first rotating shaft (202) that causes the counterweight (200) to rotate with respect to the outer case (110), and a second rotating shaft (204) that is engaged with a bearing groove (192) formed in the release button (180) and receives the force that rotates the counterweight (200) due to the sliding of the release button (180), and the second rotating shaft (204) has a portion, in which part of an outer circumferential surface of said second rotating shaft (204) is missing when compared with said second rotating shaft (204) having a round cross section, with this portion being configured to come into contact with the bearing groove (192) of the release button (180) when the release button (180) slides into the outer case (110), wherein the second rotating shaft (204) of the counterweight (200) comes into contact with the bearing groove (192) of the release button (180) by an outer circumferential surface except the portion, in which part of an outer circumferential surface of said second rotating shaft (204) is missing when compared with said second rotating shaft (204) having a round cross section, when the seat belt buckle device fixes the tongue plate (102).


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-05-17

An object of the invention is to hold an airbag at a deployed position. A side airbag device 1 includes an airbag 2 and an inflator 3. A tensioned tether 5 is attached to an outer surface of the airbag 2 on a side which faces an occupant when the airbag 2 is deployed. The tensioned tether 5 has a shape in which a vertical length of a front edge 5a thereof is longer than a vertical length of a rear edge 5b thereof. The front edge 5a is shaped so as to continuously spread in a vertical direction along a front end 2c of the airbag 2 between an upper part and a lower part of the airbag 2 when deployed. The rear edge 5b is shaped so as to continuously spread in the vertical direction in the vicinity of a rear end 2d of the airbag 2 between the upper part and the lower part when deployed. The front edge 5a is continuously joined in the vertical direction to the front end 2c of the airbag 2, and the tensioned tether 5 is attached so as to move in the vertical direction and a horizontal direction in a state of being pulled in an oblique direction which is inclined with respect to the vertical direction from the front end 2c toward the rear end 2d of the airbag 2 when deployed.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-03-01

An initiator assembly includes an SMI assembly board onto which at least a first and a second initiator are surface mounted. The first and second initiators each include a respective surface mount initiator board with which a respective igniter element is respectively mounted. Corresponding multi-initiator assemblies for automotive airbag inflator devices as well as automotive airbag inflator device combinations are also provided.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-05-17

An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag device configured such that, when an inflator is operated, gas is less likely to leak outside from an insertion hole which is formed on a cushion and into which the inflator is inserted. An airbag device 100 is installed in a vehicle and includes: a bag-shaped cushion 108 which inflates and deploys using gas supplied from a cylinder-type inflator 110; an insertion hole 112 which is formed on the cushion and through which the inflator is inserted into the cushion; and a covering part 120 which is provided on an inner side of the cushion and which covers the insertion hole. The covering part includes: a first cloth 122 which is provided at a position overlapping the insertion hole and on which a slit 126 that is elongated in one direction is formed; and a second cloth 124 which is provided so as to overlap with the first cloth and on which a slot 128 is formed so as to have a longitudinal direction in a direction intersecting a longitudinal direction of the slit at a position overlapping the insertion hole.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-3.6a-2015 | Award Amount: 9.61M | Year: 2016

ADAS&ME (Adaptive ADAS to support incapacitated drivers &Mitigate Effectively risks through tailor made HMI under automation) will develop adapted Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, that incorporate driver/rider state, situational/environmental context, and adaptive interaction to automatically transfer control between vehicle and driver/rider and thus ensure safer and more efficient road usage. To achieve this, a holistic approach will be taken which considers automated driving along with information on driver/rider state. The work is based around 7 provisionally identified Use Cases for cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles, aiming to cover a large proportion of driving on European roads. Experimental research will be carried out on algorithms for driver state monitoring as well as on HMI and automation transitions. It will develop robust detection/prediction algorithms for driver/rider state monitoring towards different driver states, such as fatigue, sleepiness, stress, inattention and impairing emotions, employing existing and novel sensing technologies, taking into account traffic and weather conditions via V2X and personalizing them to individual drivers physiology and driving behaviour. In addition, the core development includes multimodal and adaptive warning and intervention strategies based on current driver state and severity of scenarios. The final outcome is the successful fusion of the developed elements into an integrated driver/rider state monitoring system, able to both be utilized in and be supported by vehicle automation of Levels 1 to 4. The system will be validated with a wide pool of drivers/riders under simulated and real road conditions and under different driver/rider states; with the use of 2 cars (1 conventional, 1 electric), 1 truck, 2 PTWs and 1 bus demonstrators. This challenging task has been undertaken by a multidisciplinary Consortium of 30 Partners, including an OEM per vehicle type and 7 Tier 1 suppliers.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-RIA | Phase: ECSEL-01-2015 | Award Amount: 14.53M | Year: 2016

Current driver assistance systems are not all-weather capable. They offer comfort and safety in sound environmental conditions. However, in adverse weather conditions where the accident risks are highest they malfunction or even fail. Now that we are progressing towards automated cars and work machines, the requirements of fully reliable environment perception are only accentuated. The project is focusing on automated driving and its key enabling technology, environment perception. Consequently, projects main objective is to develop and validate an all-weather sensor suit for traffic services, driver assistance and automated driving. Extended driving environment perception capability with smart, reliable and cost-efficient sensing system is necessary to meet the targets of all future driver assistance system applications. These targets need to be met regardless of location, weather or time of the day. Only by means of reliable and robust sensing system upcoming automated driving will be possible. The new sensor suit is based on a smart integration of three different technologies: (i) Radio radar, 77 GHz-81 GHz, (MIMO Radar); (ii) Gated short wave infrared camera with pulsed laser illumination (SWIR camera)and (iii) Short-wave infrared LIDAR (SWIR Lidar). Such a full fusion approach has never been investigated before, so that the outcome will advance the state-of-the-art significantly and demonstrate the potential of all-weather environment perception. DENSE innovation lies in the provision of a brilliant restored enriched colour image from a degraded infrared image and consequently, this is followed by a variety of application fields for low cost solutions. An important aim is also to close the gap to US developments in the field and avoid their restrictions for selling components overseas for strategic reasons and strengthen the position of European industry in worldwide competition.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-02-2016 | Award Amount: 3.81M | Year: 2017

From government to consumer applications, personal identification is an ever increasing concern and demand. Fingerprints are the oldest and the most reliable features to be used because of their singularity and inalterability. The main goal of the PYCSEL project is to develop a low cost thin and large area fingerprint sensing surface enabling the personal identification via the development of a TOLAE technology, combining an organic sensor with a TFT matrix on a plastic foil. Based on the fact that personal recognition requires high resolution (500 dpi) and large (1 up to 4 fingers) sensors, the project focuses on the design, development and integration of a printed pyroelectric PVDF-based sensor layer on a IGZO TFT active matrix on foil and connected to an electronic driver and readout board, resulting in a thin fingerprint conformable sensor with no need for any optical bulky and/or costly extra components integration. Multiple fingerprints capture will be possible with the resulting large area hybrid system whose conformability allow easy further integration and ergonomic use especially for high growth and high value portable security uses. Therefore, it will offer differentiating properties for the portable governmental market as it will exhibit breakthrough in terms of mechanical robustness and conformability. Those advantages will also increase fingerprint sensors penetration into high volume automotive (personalized HMIs), machine tool (user-restricted HMI), buildings (access control) and consumer markets (PCs). The PYCSEL project will also entitle a transfer from LAB proof of concept to Technological validation in relevant environment. The final large area fingerprint sensor prototype will be able to acquire 4 fingers at a time, with an objective resolution of 500 dpi, and will allow the running of biometric acquisition campaigns as well as demonstration of safety control in automotive application by end-users.

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