A new inflator technology is helping to make protection from side-impact and rollover accidents a practical reality for passenger-vehicle occupants. Autoliv Side Hybrid-2 (ASH-2) "cool gas" inflator is already part of side-impact safety systems in some of the newest models from GM and DaimlerChrysler, and will soon find its way into the offerings of other major automakers. ASH-2 was selected to receive the 2000 Ernst & Young PACE Award for innovation in technology.