Autoliv saves animals and accidents on Driving the Nation

Autoliv saves animals and accidents on Driving the Nation

Los Angeles, CA – Stuart Klapper, Managing Director for Autoliv Night Vision, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Autoliv’s newest technology.

Headquartered in Sweden, Autoliv is the largest safety supplier in the world. In 2013 Autoliv will introduce a Night Vision system that detects humans and animals uses infrared technology (far-infrared camera)and processes the images captured by the camera through Autolivs electronic control unit. It is based on speed, steering angle and yaw rates gives the driver a warning and, or alert. Audi and Mercedes-Benz will be two of the first car companies to use this nighttime detection.

Klapper said that there are about 1.1 million animal accidents nationwide, causing about $3.5 Billion worth of damage.

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website,, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.