Autoliv launches the Learning Intelligent Vehicle (LIV)

The Techno Creatives is immensely proud to have had the opportunity to work closely together with Autoliv Research in the creation of LIV.
— THETC team

Stockholm, Sweden, December 20, 2016

Autoliv, the world leader in automotive safety systems, is launching a learning, intelligent vehicle system. This system developed by Autoliv Research is meant to facilitate collaboration and shared control between driver and vehicle. This is done in order to gain trust and facilitate the required safety actions in autonomous driving. The LIV-system is to be demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas on the 4th of January.

With this research platform, Autoliv Research aims to solve what truly proactive safety is all about. 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
— Ola Boström, VP Research at Autoliv

The first version of LIV, the Learning Intelligent Vehicle, utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, and upcoming versions will incorporate on-line and off-line machine learning, utilizing a wide array of data sources and developing an individual relationship with the driver. LIV literally means "life" in Swedish and is a common Swedish first name as well as part of Autoliv´s own life-assuring brand name.

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. 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.
— Ola Boström, VP Research at Autoliv