STOCKHOLM, February 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) and (ESS: ALIV.sdb), the global leader in automotive safety systems, and Nuro, a leading autonomous vehicle company, are collaborating to ensure a high standard of safety for Nuro’s new third-generation production autonomous delivery vehicle.
As the most advanced occupant-free vehicle designed by Nuro to date, the new flagship model features Autoliv’s exterior airbag that covers the front of the vehicle when inflated to protect other road users. . The third generation vehicle, simply called Nuro, is expected to extend its safe, green and convenient services to millions of people.
With airbags for autonomous vehicles, Autoliv is positioning itself as a global leader in the broader field of mobility safety, beyond the light vehicle safety industry, focusing on vulnerable road users. , such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. These road users account for more than half of road fatalities worldwide each year.
Transforming Automotive Safety Solutions for a Multimodal Transportation System
“In the years to come, we intend to grow from an industry leader to a true industry transformer, not only leading, but also setting trends in our industry. We are proud to to be part of this revolutionary new vehicle from Nuro. The airbag technology developed for Nuro’s autonomous delivery vehicles exemplifies a new generation of road safety, designed to protect vulnerable road users,” says Mikael BrattPresident and CEO of Autoliv.
Autoliv’s Mobility Safety Solutions (MSS) develops products and services for businesses adjacent to Autoliv’s core business in airbags, steering wheels and seat belts for light vehicles. These adjacent products and services include motorized two-wheelers, connected security services and offers to customers other than manufacturers of passenger vehicles.
“Autoliv’s collaboration with Nuro is a great example of how we are now combining our core competence and strong industry experience with product development for new markets. By combining our competence and strong industry with the development of products for new markets, we can save even more lives,” says By LindebergVP Mobility Safety Solutions at Autoliv.
Scaling Autonomous Goods Delivery
Nuro’s zero-emission all-electric vehicles are designed for a full day of operation from a single charge. The company uses 100% renewable energy to recharge all vehicles and wind farm facilities in Texas.
“Safety is one of the main reasons we founded Nuro and remains our top priority. We are excited to partner with safety leaders like Autoliv to bring one of the first external airbags of its kind to the United States. United,” says Jiajun Zhuco-founder and CEO of Nuro.
Nuro became the first company to receive approval for an autonomous vehicle exemption from the U.S. Department of Transportation, a milestone for the industry, and also became the first company to receive a deployment permit from the California Department of motor vehicles, enabling the company to launch the first commercial autonomous vehicle service in the state.
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