Viewing entries tagged with 'Airbag'

‘World first’ pre-crash external side airbag system

ZF has developed a new pre-crash safety system prototype that uses an external side airbag deployed milliseconds before a collision.

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European Commission announces fines

The European Commission (EC) has announced fines for car parts makers Autoliv and TRW (now acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen) for a cartel in the supply of airbags, seatbelts and steering wheels to the Volkswagen and BMW groups.

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Hyundai creates world’s first multi-collision airbags

South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced the development and future availability in its Hyundai and Kia cars of what is claimed as the world’s first multi-collision airbag system.

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Indorama acquires German airbag yarn producer

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures is to acquire Germany’s UTT, which produces airbag fabrics, for an undisclosed amount.

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ZF redevelops external pre-crash airbag

Transmission supplier ZF has revealed an airbag-based strategy for autonomous vehicles.

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Polymer additive improves thermal resistance of PET-based airbag fabric

With the production of light vehicles forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% from 2017-2022, the demand for airbag yarn and fabric is also increasing.

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Takata whistleblowers receive US$1.13m

US law firm Constantine Cannon has announced that two of its whistleblower clients will receive more than US$1.13m to settle their claims for whistleblower awards for information they provided to the US government in its criminal case against Takata, the now-bankrupt maker of defective airbags.

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Toray opens new airbag yarn and fabric plant in Mexico

Toray Advanced Textile Mexico has opened its new automotive airbag nylon yarn and fabric manufacturing and distribution plant in Mexico.

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Hyundai Mobis develops panorama sunroof airbag system

Hyundai Mobis has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first panorama sunroof airbag system.

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Toyoda to build airbag plant in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei plans to establish a new US$24.6m plant for producing airbag parts in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh. Construction is expected to start in March 2018.

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