Real-Time Energy Consumption Monitoring & Optimization with Autoliv

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Predictive analytics
Energy efficiency and saving
Plug and play sensors

Industry

Automotive safety

Revenue

2020

$7.4B

Employees

2020

68,000

Countries

2020

27+

About

At Autoliv, we are guided by our vision of Saving More Lives. To this aim, we are dedicated to deliver products of the highest quality and at competitive cost, while also focusing on increasing resource efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint. We aim to limit our environmental impact particularly through reduction of energy use, water consumption, generation of waste and CO2 emissions. We are looking to identify solutions and technologies to monitor and optimize energy consumption at plant, line and machine level, possibly across several of our product lines, to drive down energy use and associated cost. What solutions and technologies do you have to offer in this space?

Theme description

We are committed to operating our business in an environmentally sustainable manner and to developing and producing products in an energy efficient way while preventing pollution and limiting our environmental impact. We are putting constant efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, CO2e emissions and water usage at our facilities continued.

Reduction of the environmental impact of Autoliv industrial activities is also a matter of focus to ensure long term business. We are facing increasing energy costs, and thus we see great potential in improving our capabilities to monitor and reduce our energy consumption across several of our product lines, at plant, production line and machine level​. Real-time visibility and intelligent control of our energy consumption could help us decrease product costs, staying competitive and use the planet's resources in an efficient way.

Based on our observations, several technologies are available today to monitor energy consumption. In addition, intelligent solutions to track and optimize the condition and energy usage of facilities and machines in real time have become more accessible. These new solutions are opportunities to further optimize energy utilization at Autoliv facilities, and we’d like to hear from innovative solution providers in this field.

Opportunity overview

We aim to pilot and implement automatic, real time energy consumption monitoring and optimization systems. To achieve this, we invite the most talented startup teams and growing technology companies to work on some of the biggest industrial opportunities in energy saving together with us.

We believe that all of our energy consumption can be tracked and optimized. According to our vision, an optimal solution for this would enable our skilled operators working at production lines and facilities to receive accurate feedback on normal and abnormal energy consumption conditions, and help them make better decisions in real-time.

We envision an energy optimization system that crunches different sensory data inputs, learns from possible patterns in the data and is able to provide real-time feedback to the operators. The system would ideally include several types of energy consumption data inputs such as usage of electricity, compressed air, gas, water, and other possible inputs. The gathering and analysis of the data should be granular enough to identify abnormalities and suggest preventive actions to be taken. The system should be able to display the data in an understandable dashboard for real time- and historical data analysis. With regards to gathering various data inputs, we are looking for plug-and-play hardware components that could be implemented in a cost-efficient manner.

Below you can read more on some elements of the solution we envision to have for such systems. If you think you have a solution that could be of value for us in one or several of these elements, don’t hesitate contact us!

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Plug-and-play energy measurement sensors

We are looking for a monitoring system, starting with plug & play, wireless, non-intrusive sensors that could gather data about the electricity consumption of our production equipment, machines and facilities. Easy installation and cost-effectiveness are important factors to our selection of sensors. We’d like to hear from your sensor solutions!

Energy consumption analytics software

To make use of the energy consumption data gathered from sensors installed in our facilities, we are keen to learn about software solutions which could ideally provide quick insights on possible deviations and suggest corrective actions in real-time. This could potentially enable significant cost reduction and even more sustainable manufacturing. What would you have to offer for this opportunity?

Adaptive pattern recognition algorithms

Our purpose for this monitoring initiative is to learn about possible energy consumption deviations and patterns to optimize the consumption for the long-term. We have identified potential in intelligent, adaptive algorithms to do a large part of this almost automatically, and would like to explore solutions which enable that in our context. Could your pattern recognition algorithm help us?

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