Autoliv Technology Shines a Spotlight on Pedestrians
STOCKHOLM -- January 15, 2013
Autoliv Inc. (STO:ALIVSDB) (NYSE:ALV) – the global leader in automotive safety
systems – is proud to announce that its proprietary Night Vision system is the
driving force behind the newly released BMW “Dynamic Light Spot” pedestrian
illumination system. Since pedestrians are four times as likely to be killed
or injured by a vehicle in the dark, this active safety feature was developed
by Autoliv and BMW to improve the safety for vulnerable road users.
Dynamic Light Spot brings active safety into the vehicle’s headlights. Many
nighttime traffic collisions share a common cause – a driver’s inability to
recognize pedestrians or animals in the roadway due to poor visibility, many
times leaving the driver with little time to react, often resulting in
injuries or even death.
The Dynamic Light Spot addresses this concern by utilizing sensors and cameras
designed by Autoliv to actively spotlight pedestrians on the side of the
roadway. As a result, motorists will be able to identify potential hazards at
a greater distance, leaving more time to navigate around them.
BMW has been incorporating Autoliv’s Night Vision systems into their high-end
vehicles for several years, now Dynamic Light Spot breaks new ground by also
physically illuminating people near the roadway. In the past, Night Vision
systems provided black and white images of the road ahead on the navigation
screen or head-up display with warnings of a potential hazard as detected. The
BMW Dynamic Light Spot takes night vision to the next level -- by allowing
drivers to see pedestrians without taking their eyes off the road.
Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and
manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers
in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has approximately 80
facilities with more than 50,000 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 2011
grew by 15% to US $8.2 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX
Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv,
please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.
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Autoliv Electronics Night Vision
Director, Corporate Communications
+ 46 8 587 20 614
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