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:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.