Autoliv is the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive protective systems for all the major automotive OEMs. Our seatbelts and steering wheels are unique safety products due to their continuous and direct contact with the passengers throughout their journey. We are now looking for novel solutions that could improve drivers’ well-being by utilizing these products in new ways.

Opportunity overview

We are on a mission to save more lives. There is, however, a growing demand to go beyond what traditionally constitutes passive automotive safety systems and towards solutions that also improve driver and passenger well-being. To achieve this, we are now looking for novel solutions, for example, in new surface treatments, webbing features, or other material innovation and intelligent solutions that meet our high requirements for safety and performance and can be integrated into our product lines.

Seatbelts and steering wheels are not typical products in this field, so we are open to creative solutions to improve passengers’ physical and emotional well-being when using Autoliv seatbelts or steering wheels. Ideally, solutions could be seamlessly integrated into our current products and production processes and, in the end, provide provable well-being benefits for people using our products.

Your opportunity with Autoliv

As a global leader in our field, we can offer outstanding potential for further scaling your company’s solution. During our collaboration, you will have access to our domain expertise and resources as we validate and scale the answer together. This is a significant opportunity to create a real impact in the market; as far as we know, no corresponding solutions are available today. We would be open to various partnership models, whether off-the-shelf solutions to be directly integrated into our current processes or something that requires a higher degree of co-development.

Examples we're looking for

Seat belt properties

Seat belt coating, webbing materials, or seatbelt components could have innate functional properties that positively affect those in contact with them. The added features could be woven or post-coated in the seat belt fabric.

Steering wheel

Changes to the material composition or coating of the steering wheel could improve their sensory impact. These could include but not be limited to factors like breathability, softness to the touch, and other tactile features.

Smart solutions

We are integrating intelligent technologies into the seatbelts and steering, which are not traditional features of these products. For instance, integrate pressure, moisture, vibration, or light sensors into steering wheels and seatbelts.

Autoliv is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems. Through their group companies, they develop, manufacture, and market protective systems, such as airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels, for all major automotive manufacturers in the world as well as mobility safety solutions, such as pedestrian protection, connected safety services and safety solutions for riders of powered two-wheelers.Autoliv challenges and re-defines the standards of mobility safety to sustainably deliver leading solutions. In 2022, Autoliv products saved close to 35,000 lives and reduced more than 450,000 injuries. Their close to 70,000 associates in 27 countries are passionate about our vision of Saving More Lives and quality is at the heart of everything we do. We drive innovation, research, and development at our 14 technical centers, with their 20 test tracks.

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