Geely picks Autoliv for autonomous driving radar systems

Automotive safety systems maker Autoliv has been chosen by carmaker Geely to develop high-resolution radar systems for autonomous driving.

Geely, the Chinese car manufacturer that owns Volvo Cars, awarded Autoliv the 77GHz high-resolution radar contract, in addition to a mono-vision camera system contract awarded earlier this year. Radar and vision systems are essential to the advancement of autonomous driving, noted Autoliv.

The company’s high-resolution radars allow for increased detection points, helping to provide a greater ability to understand free space, better object separation in busy environments and more precise detections for blind spot warning and rear-cross traffic alerts.

Autoliv’s 77GHz radar systems can detect oncoming vehicles and autonomously manage lane changes during highway driving. Its mono-vision cameras can spot children and cyclists, enabling the vehicle to brake automatically.

“Autoliv and Geely believe in safety, sustainability and staying at the forefront of technology,” said Autoliv Electronics President Johan Löfvenholm.

“Winning this business with Geely puts Autoliv on the map for supplying vision and radar systems in North America, Europe and now China, driving our vision of saving more lives globally.”