Stockholm: Autoliv, Inc. a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, delivered several advanced active safety products to the new Mercedes S-Class.
Through the deliveries to the new S-Class Autoliv continues its relationship with Daimler in active safety. Autoliv supplies 77GHz radars, stereo- and mono vision cameras and the central ADAS ECU – the brain of the active safety system, to the new S-Class, which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2017.
Depending on the configuration of the vehicle, Autoliv will supply either a mono, or stereo vision camera. The launch of the new S-Class marks the first time that Autoliv supplied road surface detection functionality through its advanced stereo vision camera solution. The vision cameras utilize Autoliv’s in-house developed software algorithms. Additionally, they can detect and classify objects like pedestrians, cars and trucks, lights from on-coming traffic, lane markings, traffic signs and road edges.
Incidentally, Zenuity, a joint venture between Autoliv and Volvo Cars, starts its operations recently. Zenuity is a new entrant in the growing global market for autonomous driving software systems. It marks the first time a premium car maker has joined forces with a tier one supplier to develop leading advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) technologies.
“Zenuity will enable us to deliver world leading, robust solutions for autonomous driving. The combined experience of Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will ensure solutions that meet the needs of car occupants in real life road conditions,” said Jan Carlson, Chairman, President & CEO of Autoliv.