PACE Awards
Green inflator
Company: Autoliv Inc.
What: Airbag inflator eliminates pyrotechnics
Innovation: The typical airbag uses sodium azide, the so-called pyrotechnics, to inflate. Autolivís inflator uses environmentally friendly hydrogen, oxygen and inert argon gas. The inflator is lighter, less expensive and has a faster response time than current versions.
First Customer: Mini, 2012Web site: