automotive safety systems


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automotive safety systems

Vehicular systems that help prevent an accident are increasing rapidly. Combined with all the computer-based entertainment, navigation, dashboard and engine control, electronic systems comprised more than 20% of the car's value by 2017. Automotive safety systems are designed to either work automatically or require drivers to activate them when desired. See automotive systems and microcontroller.

Old Passive
Passive systems require no action on the part of the driver other than buckling seat belts. Head rests, airbags, anti-lock braking (see ABS) and tire pressure monitoring (see TPM) are passive safety measures that date back to the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S.

New Passive
Automatic braking, blind spot alerts, rear blind zone monitoring, driver alerts and adaptive headlights are modern passive systems. See collision avoidance system, blind spot monitoring, driver alert and adaptive headlights.

New Active
Active systems must be turned on by the driver. Cruise control that keeps a set distance, lane changing warnings, self-parking and self-driving are examples. See adaptive cruise control, lane departure system, self-parking car and self-driving car.


Safety Systems in a Lincoln
A TV commercial for the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus touts its safety systems by displaying the checklist that appears on the dashboard when starting the car. (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company.)
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is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through our subsidiaries we develop, manufacture and market protective systems, such as airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels and pedestrian protection systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world.
The automotive safety systems market is estimated to be USD 93.73 billion in 2015, and is projected to reach 152.59 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 10.24%.
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Provider of automotive safety systems Autoliv Inc (STO:ALIVsdb) announced on Friday a one-time, non-cash, goodwill impairment charge and specified expected one-time costs related to the planned spin-off and public listing of its Electronics business.
ARTC won out over 750 other exhibitors from 45 nations, winning prizes for its active automotive safety systems including a vehicle rollover warning system and an image-type obstacle detection system.
(NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), a company involved in automotive safety systems, has announced that its Brigham City facility has produced its one billionth airbag inflator.
26 March 2018 - Swedish automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, Inc.
Provider of automotive safety systems Autoliv Inc (STO:ALIVsdb)(NYSE:ALV) announced on Tuesday the declaration by its board of directors of a quarterly dividend of USD0.60 per share for the first quarter 2018.

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