Autoliv Supplies New Seatbelt technology to Mercedes’ Next S-class
STOCKHOLM -- January 16, 2013
Autoliv (STO:ALIVSDB)(NYSE:ALV) is further expanding its safety system
offering for passengers in the rear seats with the Bag-in-belt. As the name
suggests, the Bag-in-belt is a combination of a seatbelt and an airbag to
further reduce the load on the occupant's ribcage in a frontal collision. This
new seatbelt is developed in cooperation with Daimler and is first offered on
their new flagship Mercedes S-class.
When the vehicle crash sensors detect a frontal impact, the airbag control
unit triggers the deployment of the Bag-in-belt. Similar to an airbag
deployment, a gasgenerator inflates the multi-layered webbing forcing the
integrated stitched seams to rip apart. This results in a three times larger
surface area that better distributes the crash force on the occupant to reduce
the risk of injury.
The Bag-in-belt is used in exactly the same way as a conventional seatbelt and
received praise in practical trials by Mercedes for being extremely
comfortable to wear and for its extra-soft belt strap edge.
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 http://www.autoliv.com/
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Henrik Kaar, Director, Corporate Communications
+ 46 8 587 20 614
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