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Chip maker Nvidia adds Volvo to list of self-driving partners

It already partners with Tesla, Toyota, and others.

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Volvo and Autoliv are bringing autonomous software to the masses

New tech will be in Volvos and sold by Autoliv.

Is there a company Volvo won't partner with?

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Takata airbags were adopted in late 1990s to save a few dollars per vehicle

Autoliv, a rival airbag supplier, reported concerns over Takata's airbag inflator design.

One Autoliv engineer said a Takata airbag inflator "turned into shrapnel" when tested.

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Your next car could have airbags on the outside

Volvo's V40 looks to be just the first of many to deploy airbags on the outside of the vehicle in order to protect occupants and pedestrians alike.

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This vacuum brake sucks, in the best way

Autoliv shows off its Torricelli brake, a vacuum plate that applies more than 1.5 tons of suction to the road to decrease braking distance in an emergency.

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Takata doubling production of replacement airbag inflators

Takata is pushing hard to increase its global production of replacement airbag inflators to 900,000 units, while automakers begin looking elsewhere.

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Honda expands Takata airbag recall to 5.4M units in the US

While Honda already announced plans to take its front driver's side Takata airbag inflator recall nationwide, the automaker has now officially reported on the number of affected vehicles and the specific models in need of repair. The expanded campaign covers an estimated 5.4 million units across the US,

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Honda working with new supplier Autoliv for Takata inflator recall

Takata is fighting against US regulators over whether to expand its airbag inflator recall nationwide, but the affected automakers are continuing to broaden their own campaigns to get these vehicles fixed. Honda is the first company to take the bold move of partnering with another supplier for its repla

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Autoliv developing automatic in-car breathalyzer

According to stats compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about a third of all traffic fatalities involved someone officially classified as driving under the influence – and that percentage goes back at least a decade. No surprise then that various inventions, from Jonathon Ramsey

Dutch cyclists want airbags installed on the outside of cars

Due to the continuing evolution of safety standards, high speed car-on-car impacts have made life better for everyone inside the cars. Now, even pedestrians get love from some car makers in the form of hoods that pop up when the car senses a pedestrian impact, so that the walker doesn't hit the engine block. Now, the Dutch Cycling Federation wants to know: what about us? The federation is asking for exterior airbags to protect cyclists in collisions with cars.