Autoliv Addresses Micromobility Safety
The Sweden-based supplier of safety systems joins Together for Safer Roads
Although one may associate Autoliv, supplier of vehicle safety systems, with its automotive airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels, it seems that when it comes to transportation-related safety the firm goes well beyond that, as indicated by its joining of Together for Safer Roads (TSR), which brings together a wide range of companies—including, in part, AB InBev, AIG, AT&T, CalAmp, Republic Services, Lyft, Marsh, iHeartMedia, Octo Telematics, Geotab, Dreampact, PepsiCo, and UPS—to address the issue of global traffic crashes, injuries and deaths.
Autoliv scooter airbag system. (Image: Autoliv)
Autoliv is participating in TSR’s Safer Cities micromobility risk management project. Its focus will be on the proliferating use of e-scooters, working to increase the safety of these non-car modes of transport.
Why Does This Matter?
According to UN figures, there are some 1.35-million people killed in roadway accidents each year. Fifty million more are injured. And the cost of this to the world economy is $1.85-trillion.
As Christoffer Malm, Autoliv Director of Digital Business and Mobility, puts it, “Focusing on how we can make tomorrow’s mobility safe and pursuing a common way of defining safe driving and how driving data can be used to promote this, sets the agenda for leading companies to collaborate in this space.”
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