Autoliv employee receives U.S. Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence

  Autoliv employee receives U.S. Government Award for Safety Engineering

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- June 4, 2013

Regulatory News:

Dr. Rikard Fredriksson, Director of Biomechanics and Restraints at Autoliv
Research in Vårgårda, Sweden, has received a U.S, Government Award for Safety
Engineering Excellence. The prestigious award was handed to Dr. Fredriksson by
Mr. David L. Strickland, administrator at the U.S. National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, (NHTSA) during the 23rd Conference for Enhanced Safety
of Vehicles in Seoul, South Korea.

Rikard Fredriksson has worked in the field of pedestrian protection since
1998, and received the award ”in recognition of and appreciation for
exceptional scientific contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety
engineering and for distinguished service to the motoring public”.

The research performed by Rikard Fredriksson in the area of pedestrian
protection has been pioneering and of great value. It has resulted in new
innovative safety systems, which have the potential to considerably contribute
to the enhancement of safety of vulnerable road users. Rikard Fredriksson is
today a well-known researcher and authority in this field.

Dr. Fredriksson’s doctoral thesis from 2011 has the title “Priorities and
Potential of Pedestrian Protection”. Already at the ESV conference in 2001
Rikard Fredriksson presented the potential of a pedestrian protection system
with lifting of a car´s hood to decrease the risk of head injury. At the
Frankfurt Motor Show the same year a supplementary system with external
A-pillar airbags was shown. This early work paved the way for the hood lifting
system first introduced by Jaguar in 2005 and the pedestrian protection airbag
introduced by Volvo Cars in the new V40 model in 2012.

Today his work focuses on integrating passive and active safety systems for
pedestrian protection, and includes cyclists in addition to pedestrians, both
areas that have the potential to significantly enhance the safety for
vulnerable road users.

About Autoliv

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 52, 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 2012 amounted
to US $8.3 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
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