Autoliv has been granted a patent for an innovative airbag arrangement for vehicles. The system includes a housing, airbag cushion, and guide arrangement with a continuous cord for deployment. The design ensures the airbag cushion is securely positioned in free space upon deployment, using only the roof for support. GlobalData’s report on Autoliv gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData


Premium Insights Autoliv Inc - Company Profile

Buy the Report

Premium Insights

The gold standard of business intelligence.

Find out more

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Autoliv, Passive safety systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Autoliv's grant share as of February 2024 was 62%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Airbag arrangement with guide cord for vehicle safety

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Autoliv Inc

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11919470B2) discloses an innovative airbag arrangement for vehicles. The airbag arrangement includes a housing mountable to the vehicle's roof, an airbag cushion stored within the housing, and a guide arrangement for deploying the airbag cushion. The guide arrangement consists of a continuous cord attached to the airbag cushion at two points and a series of mounting members attached to the roof. These components work together to secure the airbag cushion in free space upon deployment, with only the roof providing structural support.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for deploying the airbag cushion and protecting vehicle occupants during collision events. The method involves guiding the airbag cushion to a mounting member upon inflation, fixing the cushion in free space using the continuous cord and mounting members, and absorbing impact energy from various collision types. Additionally, the airbag cushion design includes an upper panel parallel to the roof, side panels for lateral protection, and tethers for maintaining spacing between the panels. The arrangement allows for deployment from the lateral side of the housing, with the upper panel positioned adjacent to the roof and extending in different directions relative to the housing. Overall, the patented airbag arrangement offers a unique and effective solution for enhancing vehicle safety during accidents.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on Autoliv, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData Patent Analytics tracks bibliographic data, legal events data, point in time patent ownerships, and backward and forward citations from global patenting offices. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.