Autoliv to supply exterior airbag for Nuro’s third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle

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Swedish automotive safety system developer Autoliv and Nuro, a USA-based robotics company, are collaborating on the fitment of an exterior airbag for the latter’s new, third-generation, production-grade autonomous delivery vehicle.

As the most advanced zero-occupant vehicle designed by Nuro to date, the flagship model features an exterior airbag by Autoliv, which covers the front of the vehicle when inflated, to protect other road users.

“In the coming years, we intend to go from an industry leader to a true industry transformer, not just by leading, but also by setting the trends in our industry. We are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking new vehicle from Nuro. The airbag technology developed for Nuro’s autonomous delivery vehicles illustrates a new generation of traffic safety, designed to protect vulnerable road users,” said Mikael Bratt, president and CEO of Autoliv.

Autoliv’s Mobility Safety Solutions (MSS) develops products and services for businesses adjacent to Autoliv’s core of airbags, steering wheels and seatbelts for light vehicles. Such adjacent products and services include power two-wheelers, connected safety services, and offerings to customers beyond passenger vehicle manufacturers.

“Autoliv’s collaboration with Nuro is an excellent example of how we are now combining our core competence and solid industry experience with the development of products for new markets. By combining our competence and solid industry experience with the development of products for new markets, we can save even more lives”, concluded Per Lindeberg, VP Mobility Safety Solutions at Autoliv.

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