Autoliv is to launch a learning, intelligent vehicle (LIV) system developed by its Research arm,  to facilitate collaboration and shared control between driver and vehicle, with the technology featuring at the forthcoming CES event in Las Vegas.

The first version of LIV uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, with upcoming versions incorporating on-line and off-line machine learning, using a wide array of data sources and developing an individual relationship to the driver.

"With this research platform, Autoliv Research aims to solve what truly proactive safety is all about," said Autoliv VP research, Ola Boström.  "With LIV, we have found a way to combine our history of saving lives and our leading technology within active safety to accelerate the safe development of automated vehicles."

The first version of LIV is equipped with Autoliv technology available today, connecting different technologies via an AI-based ECU, which communicates and acts on available data. Data sources include what is derived from the driver, the car and its surroundings, as well as from other vehicles and external data sources.

LIV also provides assistance based on traffic around the car as well as driver preferences, keeping them in the loop by allowing for two-way communication as well as interpreting the driver's behaviour. In forthcoming versions, LIV will also incorporate machine learning technology.

"The more advanced machine learning and AI technology becomes, the more important it is to have a human centric approach; understanding how we humans and smart machines collaborate as a joint cognitive system," added Boström

"As vehicles become safer, in a sense we become worse drivers. We no longer need to control the vehicle unless it needs or wants us to. With LIV, we have turned this table around, with a system that trusts you to drive and works together with you, and not the other way around."