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Autoliv chooses TI for its world’s first night vision system with pedestrian detection

(PresseBox) (Villeneuve-Loubet, France, ) Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that Autoliv, the global leader in automotive safety, has selected Texas Instruments as the supplier of processors for its new night vision system. This system with pedestrian detection capability uses a digital media processor based on DaVinciTM technology from TI coupled with a single far-infrared sensor.

TI's portfolio of digital media processors based on DaVinci technology leverages a powerful DSP core and consists of scalable, programmable processors in a variety of architectures with accelerators and peripherals that are optimized for digital imaging end equipments. "TI's digital media processors offer low power consumption coupled with exceptional vision processing performance and system control. TI provides solutions targeted at automotive driver assistance creating an environment of innovation which brings our customers quicker to market.

Autoliv has leveraged TI's technology to create an outstanding embedded night vision system for the global automotive market," states Thomas Castille, Automotive marketing manager at TI Europe.

Bo Wass, director global Night Vision development at Autoliv Electronics commented: "We selected TI's digital media processors based on DaVinciTM technology as the optimum image processing engine for our night vision platform. The compact hardware design coupled with our unique software algorithms has allowed us to exceed the expectations of our premier customer base. For example our system can be found in the latest BMW 7-series. Last but not least, the consistent and professional support we received from TI's dedicated team throughout the project has been an important factor for us in order to bring the system to market in a timely and cost efficient manner."

About Autoliv Inc.

Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has more than 80 facilities with approximately 33,000 employees in 31 countries. In addition, the Company has technical centers in 11 countries around the world, including 21 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2008 amounted to US $6.5 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (SSE: ALIV). For more information, go to

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