Autoliv designs manufactures and sells safety equipment such as airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels. Our primary goal is to build a passive safety system that can save lives in the event of an automobile accident. Autoliv has established a plan to become carbon neutral in its operations by 2030 and to achieve net-zero emissions throughout its supply chain by 2040. The breadth of our work includes everything from the component raw materials to low-carbon energy in our own and our suppliers’ activities, as well as low-carbon transportation and packaging.

Opportunity overview

With an increasing policy impetus toward green technologies, the importance of mitigating anthropogenic carbon emissions cannot be overstressed via the development and scaling of carbon capture, storage, and utilization technologies. The processes involve a series of steps, each with unique challenges of materials and process costs.

Drivers interact most with the vehicle’s interior, making it a key area of focus as automobile manufacturers focus on improving the driving experience. Engineering plastics that look better and perform better than traditional materials like TPO, PP, PC-ABS, and even metal materials represents a significant, untapped opportunity. This is particularly true in applications where metal replacement provides benefits, including weight reduction, improved processing efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions.

This project seeks lightweight and sustainable raw materials that can be used on passenger airbags, driver airbags, and steering wheels to replace traditional natural materials such as TPO/PA6+GF40% foa, ming materials met, al materials, etc. How to develop lightweight, sustainable raw material to enhance the performance and reliability of automotive safety system products, such as high/low-temperature deployment, aging test, etc.

Your opportunity with Autoliv

Autoliv is looking for development partners that can assist in making mobility safety equipment lighter and more sustainable by complementing Autoliv’s strong topical expertise with unique raw material solutions. As the industry leader in automotive safety equipment, Autoliv can assist a successful supplier in reaching all significant OEMs and opening the door to various other safety product use cases.

Autoliv is interested in exploring various cooperative development prospects to establish a long-term partnership. Autoliv will support resin and metal development from the airbag or steering wheel module. We can construct long-term partnerships and award business to startups. The firm has the potential to become Autoliv’s strategic supplier.

Examples we're looking for

Material and Module Performance

ALV module aging resistance, mechanical strength, wear resistance, chemical resistance, VOC, odor, and flammability specifications must all be met. See the chart for more information.

Appearance and manufacturability

ALV’s aesthetic and tactile feeling requirements must be met. The airbag/SW process’s manufacturing requirements must also be satisfied.

Lightweight and low CO2 emission

Compared to standard resin materials, the solution should be lightweight and produce 30% less CO2.

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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