Autoliv Enhances Active Safety
STOCKHOLM--September 14, 2011:
“We are very pleased to be a system integration partner with BMW once again”
In response to the market trend towards Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Autoliv Inc. --the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems --has developed a forward-looking Mono Vision Sensing System (MVSS) for BMW which improves driver awareness and thereby has the capability to reduce traffic accidents, injuries and even fatalities for automobiles. This new technology is featured for the first time this week by BMW at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Autoliv developed and recently launched this camera-based ADAS for the BMW where this system provides a unique combination of safety and driver assistance features. For this specific design, Autoliv is the system integrator and provides the complete system of hardware including the camera (which is mounted between the rear-view mirror and the front windshield) and the electronic control unit (ECU), which includes an EyeQ2 chip provided by MobilEye.
"We are very pleased to be a system integration partner with BMW once again" commented Jan Carlson -- President and CEO of Autoliv. "Our proven track record in bringing to market new technologies, such as Infrared-based Night Vision on the 7-Series in 2005, is a testament to our company to establish important development relationships in the area of Active Safety and in particular Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" added Carlson.
The main focus of this system is safety in respect to Forward Collision Warning, which alarms a driver to an imminent collision with the vehicles in front as well as in the case of an unintentional Lane Departure. Other features available on this system are: Automatic High Beam Switching, with a smooth high/low beam transition, allowing for an optimal control of road illumination and increased night time driving safety. Traffic Sign Recognition, providing the driver with information about speed sign zones which includes no-pass zones.
"This marks our first launch of camera-based Vision Systems" remarked Steve Rode, President Autoliv Electronics. "However we have several other programs currently under development that will launch during 2012 and 2013", added an enthusiastic Rode.
See Appendix for illustrations and a brief description of the features and functions. Illustrations are also available at www.autoliv.com.
Autoliv Inc., with its joint ventures, has 80 facilities with 46,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the Company has ten technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 21 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2010 grew to by 40% to nearly US $7.2 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb).
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