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: 2017-02-15

This invention provides an airbag device capable of preventing an occupant from hitting a center console and restraining rotation of the cervical region (head) of the occupant well. The airbag according to the present invention includes a first airbag deployed in front of an occupant of a seat to restrain the occupant from moving forward, and a second airbag coupled to a side of the first airbag on a center side of a vehicle interior to restrain the occupant from moving laterally during deployment. The second airbag has a front end portion that reaches a center console during deployment, and a rear end portion positioned further behind a rear end of the first airbag and extending to a center of the head of the occupant during deployment while the occupant is in contact with at least the first airbag.


A housing (10) for enclosing at least one electronic component of a motor vehicle comprises at least a first metal housing part (20) with a first circumferential connection surface (21) and a second metal housing part (30) with a second circumferential connection surface (31). The metal housing parts (20, 30) are designed to be connected to each other along a connection direction such that said circumferential connection surfaces (21, 31) lie face to face to each other in the connected state. At least one of the housing parts (20) comprises a plurality of cutting elements (22) protruding from the corresponding circumferential connection surface (21). At least a part of the cutting elements (22) have an oversize with respect to the other circumferential connection surface (31), such that the cutting elements (22) cut into the other circumferential connection surface (31) during connection of the housing parts (20, 30). The cutting elements (22) are distributed over the circumference of said circumferential connection surfaces (21, 31).


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-03-08

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle radar system (3, 3) comprising a transceiver arrangement (7, 7) that is arranged to generate and transmit at least a first radar signal cycle (4a) and a following second radar signal cycle (4b). For the first radar signal cycle (4a), a corresponding first received signal (5a) and corresponding first received signal information (20a, 28a) is obtained, and for a following second radar signal cycle (4b), a corresponding second received signal (5b) and corresponding second received signal information (20b, 28b) is obtained. The vehicle radar system (3, 3) is arranged to calculate a difference between the first received signal information (20a, 28a) and the second received signal information (20b, 28b). The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding method.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-02-08

An occupant information sensing device 100 includes a plurality of heater electrodes that are provided at a vehicle steering wheel 104 and insulated and separated from one another and that generate heat by conduction; first heater power sources 118a and 118b of an insulated type DC power source that feed power to at least two heater electrodes 106 and 108 of the plurality of heater electrodes; and a heartbeat detecting circuit 124 that is connected to the heater electrode through a capacitor 124a and processes heartbeat signals 136 and 138, which are occupant information signals output from the heater electrodes.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-03-08

A side airbag (2), a seat frame (7) having a support surface (7a) facing a door or the like, and an inflator (6) are provided, the inflator is stored inside the side airbag near a rear end thereof in a deployment and inflation direction, the side airbag has, in series, a folded portion (X1) with a folding line (F1) and a superposed portion (S) sequentially from the side of the inflator to a front end thereof in the deployment and inflation direction, the folded portion is formed to have an abutment portion (Q) folded back to a vehicle rear side from a vehicle front side on a front side of the inflator in a vehicle front-back direction along the folding line and abutted against the support surface, the superposed portion is formed in a rolled and superposed state, and the folded portion is arranged between the support surface and the superposed portion in the vehicle-widthwise direction.


Patent
Autoliv | Date: 2017-02-08

To provide a vehicular airbag device capable of improving reduction of an occupant obstruction value during a diagonal collision. A vehicular airbag device including an airbag 5 which opens an airbag door openably sealing an opening 4 formed on an instrument panel 2, which deploys and expands rearward in a vehicle longitudinal direction from the opening toward an occupant 1 sitting on a front seat of a vehicle, and which catches the occupant while being supported by the instrument panel, wherein an outer shape of the airbag when fully deployed and expanded is line-symmetrical with respect to a center line (a line X-X) of the opening in a vehicle left-right width direction, and a width dimension WB in the vehicle width direction at a position of a rear edge 2b of the instrument panel in the vehicle longitudinal direction is greater than a width dimension WC in the vehicle width direction at a position of a center Z1 of the opening in the vehicle longitudinal direction which is more forward in the vehicle longitudinal direction than the rear edge position of the instrument panel.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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: Cordis | 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: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-3.4-2014 | Award Amount: 2.90M | Year: 2015

European countries face great challenges because the demographic structure in the EU is changing rapidly, due to reducing birth rates and increasing life expectancies. In 2012, 17% of Europeans were aged 65 and older and in 2020 this will rise to 28%. Meanwhile, the mobility needs of the elderly are also changing. Maintaining a drivers licence is an important issue of independence today, both for males and females. Also technological developments like the introduction of e-bikes enables access to other means of transport. These demographic and behavioural changes are of growing concern to mobility and road safety. While accident data show a decreasing number of fatalities and serious injuries on EU roads, recent data from the ERSO show an increasing proportion of elderly in the fatality statistics. This trend is a serious threat to the achievements of recent decades and poses a challenge that must be addressed to meet goals set for further reduction of road fatalities. Furthermore, there is an increasing rate of obesity in EU populations, which introduces changes in injury patterns and risks. The SENIORS project focuses on the protection of elderly and obese road users also by transferring nowadays younger generations safety standards. The objective is to develop the required understanding of accident scenarios, injury mechanisms and risks and to implement these findings in test tools and test and assessment procedures. An integrated approach considering the elderly in multiple transport modes is applied to reduce the portion of elderly fatalities. The small-scale project focuses on providing tools to encourage wider adoption of advanced restraint and pedestrian protection systems improving the protection of older and obese vulnerable road users. The activities consolidate results from previous EU projects such as THORAX and AsPeCSS and meet the needs defined by the GRSP IWG on Frontal Impact working on a near-term (2015) and mid-term (2020) update of UN-R94.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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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