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Autoliv Inc. Presents Automatic In-Car Breathalyzer Technology Drinking and driving is a lethal combo. If only more people could test their own blood alcohol counts from the privacy of their own automobile before putting the key in the ignition. Think about how many lives could be saved. Better yet, don’t think about it – do it. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, such as Swedish auto safety equipment business Autoliv Inc.’s new in-car breathalyzer. It will operate automatically when a potential driver gets to the vehicle. Not optional Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson claims that the company’s breathalyzer works perfectly. There are no problems with it at all. The breathalyzer technology typically needs that an individual breathe into a tube to analyze the breath. “It should be seamless. You should not notice the car has an alcohol detection device in it,” said Carlson as he addressed an audience at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Monte Carlo. The industry standard will be the Autoliv involuntary breathalyzer in just five years, Carlson believes. “Everyone will be interested in it, particularly if it is affordable,” he said. “If you look at the numbers, 30 percent of all fatalities are coming from driving under the influence. When you talk to parents with teenage daughters and sons they would love to have this device in the vehicle.” Focusing on an alternative target Autoliv is known for its seatbelt and airbag designs that are passive auto safety devices. Now, it wants sot work on active safety systems. “We are spending significantly more money in active research rather than passive,” Carlson said to the Europe congress. Considering that Autoliv ranks among the top 20 global suppliers – with worldwide sales to car makers of $8.2 billion in 2011 – it seems that Autoliv is poised to take the active auto safety system market by storm. Autoliv fine Everybody needs to be knocked down a peg once in a while, at least for humility’s sake. According to the LA Times, Autoliv was recently knocked down 14.5 million pegs, as in $14.5 million. That’s the fine Autoliv will pay for its role in an auto parts price fixing scandal, as ordered by the U.S. Justice Department. Autoliv reportedly conspired to manipulate the price of


seat belts, air bags and steering wheels sold to U.S. and foreign car manufacturers between 2006 and 2011. Executives at a Japanese parts manufacturer were sentenced to jail time of two years or more. Currently, Autoliv operates in 29 countries and has almost 50,000 workers worldwide. From Momentum BMW you get the most perfect vehicle buying experience achievable. So have a look at Momentum BMW. Get more info here Schedule a test drive here. Study free about article spinning - free trial For further details, Visit Autoliv Inc. Presents Automatic In-Car Breathalyzer Technology

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