STOCKHOLM, June 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoliv,
Inc. (NYSE: ALV) (SSE: ALIVsdb), is pioneering improved
safety for 200 million road users through its holistic approach to
motorcycle and scooter safety. The first new motorcycle safety
product to reach the market will be the bag-on-bike airbag, with
production beginning in Q1 2025. The bag-on-bike airbag can
significantly reduce the risk of serious injury for powered
two-wheeler riders in frontal crashes.
The number of powered two-wheelers continues to rise, due to
widespread urbanization and the practicality of powered
two-wheelers. Today, many scooters and motorcycles are equipped
with advanced safety systems, such as ABS (Antilock Braking System)
and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), and the addition of airbags will be
a further step in this direction. Powered two-wheeler riders have
not benefited to the same extent as car occupants from the many
developments in vehicle safety.
"Autoliv is committed to our vision of Saving More Lives and to
providing world class life-saving solutions for mobility and
society. Therefore, we are developing products that specifically
protect vulnerable road users, such as riders of powered
two-wheelers. The development of these products is an integral part
of our sustainability agenda," said Mikael
Bratt, CEO and President, Autoliv.
The bag-on-bike airbag - a complete airbag system
Autoliv's extensive research into powered two-wheeler riding
behavior and crashes has resulted in two sets of solutions -
on-vehicle safety solutions and on-rider safety solutions. The
first product to reach the market will be the bag-on-bike airbag,
which is planned to go into production with the first customer in
"Our goal is to offer a complete and cost-efficient bag-on-bike
system to facilitate the introduction of this technology for a wide
variety of motorcycles. The Autoliv bag-on-bike airbag system will
include an airbag and an optional in-house-developed electronic
crash sensor to complete the system," said Jordi Lombarte, Chief
Technical Officer, Autoliv.
Evolving safety regulations for powered two-wheelers
"To reach the global target of halving road traffic fatalities
we need to increase the safety for powered two-wheeler riders.
Through working with real life data, we understand the most
frequent crashes and injury types and how to assess them in a
laboratory environment. Through virtual and physical testing, we
have demonstrated the benefit of the airbag in frontal crashes, and
we acknowledge that there is a need for additional solutions to
cover more crash situations and rider behaviors," said Cecilia
Sunnevång, Vice President Research, Autoliv.
The safety of motorcycle riders is the focus of many regulators
and consumer crash test organizations. Euro NCAP is targeting
enhanced motorcycle rider safety by expanding vehicle crash
avoidance testing to include powered two-wheeler crash scenarios.
In Asia, the Malaysian Institute
of Road Safety Research (MIROS) indicates that the rating of
on-vehicle safety solutions will be adopted in 2024 in their
Malaysian Motorcycle Assessment Program (MyMAP).
Media: Annika Sellberg, Tel +46
(0)8 587 206 08
Investors & Analysts: Anders
Trapp, Tel +46 (0)8 587 206 71
Investors & Analysts: Henrik
Kaar, Tel +46 (0)8 587 206 14
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