#AUTOLIV

Mobility

Autoliv Develops Airbag for Scooters

Safety specialist aims to apply automotive tech to emerging micromobility market

Autoliv Names New CFO

Autoliv Inc. has appointed Fredrik Westin to take over as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance by the end of February.

Autoliv Readies Front Row Divider Airbag

Autoliv Inc. has developed a new airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to prevent them from colliding during a side-impact crash.

Business

Veoneer Exits Braking JV

Veoneer Inc. has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a brake systems joint venture to partner Nissin-Kogyo Co. and Honda Motor Co. for $176 million.

Business

Hyundai Mobis Teams with Velodyne on Lidar Tech

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to work with Velodyne Lidar Inc. to supply lidar systems for Level 3 autonomous vehicles, starting in 2021.

Production

Great Wall, Autoliv Partner on N. America Safety

Autoliv Inc. and Chinese light-truck specialist Great Wall Motor Co. are launching a research center in China to prepare vehicles to meet safety standards in North America.

Propulsion

Volvo Touts Safety Tweaks for Its EV Platform

Volvo Car Corp. claims the upcoming all-electric variant of its XC40 compact crossover will be one of the safest vehicles the company has ever built.   The vehicle, which is Volvo’s first full EV, will be unveiled next month.

Mobility

Veoneer Readies Thermal Camera for Self-Driving Cars

Sweden’s Veoneer Inc., the former electronics business of Autoliv Inc., says it has won a contract to supply thermal cameras to an unnamed carmaker for use in future autonomous vehicles.

Ford Files for Airbag Patent

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent for a driver airbag system that aims to enhance protection during offset front impact crashes.

Honda, Autoliv Ready Next-Gen Airbag

Honda Motor Co. and Autoliv Inc. have developed a new airbag that promises to protect front-seat passengers better during offset front-impact accidents.

Business

Veoneer’s Operating Losses Nearly Triple

Veoneer Inc., which spun off from safety equipment supplier Autoliv Inc. a year ago, reports its second-quarter operating loss expanded to $137 million from $48 million.

Business

Autoliv Cuts Outlook as Profits Plummet

Swedish safety systems supplier Autoliv Inc. has slashed its outlook for 2019 after the company’s second-quarter net income plunged 43%.

Business

Report: Velodyne Lidar Poised for IPO

San Jose, Calif.-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. has hired bankers to evaluate a possible public stock offering as the company prepares to ramp up for mass production, Business Insider reports.

Mobility

Geely Chooses Zenuity for Autonomous-Car Software

China’s Geely Auto Group has selected Sweden’s Zenuity AB as its preferred supplier of software for driver-assist and autonomous vehicle software.

Oldorff to Head Autoliv’s European Operations

Autoliv Inc. has hired Frithjof Oldorff to head the company’s European operations.

Economics

Veoneer Seeks $500 Million Capital Infusion

Veoneer Inc., the former electronics business of Autoliv Inc., aims to raise $500 million to help fund new product development and counter slowing vehicle sales.

Business

Autoliv, TRW Fined $416 Million for Price Fixing in Europe

The European Commission has fined Autoliv and TRW for conspiring to rig prices for seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels supplied to BMW and Volkswagen Group.

Autoliv Utah Facility Produces 1 Billionth Airbag Inflator

Autoliv Inc.’s Brigham City, Utah, facility this week produced its one billionth airbag inflator since the facility was opened in 1989.

Autoliv Founder Dies

Lennart Lindblad, one of the founders of Swedish safety specialist Autoliv Inc., died Jan. 30 at the age of 89.

Mobility

Volvo Gets Okay to Test Autonomous Cars on Swedish Roads

Sweden’s transport agency has granted permission to the Volvo Car Group to test self-driving-vehicle systems on public highways in Sweden.

AI

Aptiv Partners with Startup on AI-Based Driver Sensors

Aptiv plc has signed a partnership agreement with Affectiva, a Boston-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence, to bring advanced driver sensors to market.

Business

Volvo, Nvidia Ink Deal for Automated Vehicle Processors

Nvidia Corp. has agreed to supply its latest Drive AGX Xavier autonomous vehicle technology to Volvo Car Corp.

Production

Autoliv's U.S. Office Gets $32 Million Upgrade

Autoliv Inc. tells Crain’s Detroit Business it is giving its North American headquarters a $32 million, two-year-long overhaul that includes adding a third floor.

Autonomous Vehicles

Lidar Takes Flight

The advent of advanced driver-assist systems and autonomous vehicles opens the door for several new technologies and the suppliers developing them.