Autoliv manufactures two small yet key components that are critical to the ignition process which causes an airbag to deploy.
Similar to a spark plug in design the initiator or gas generant, is ignited using electrically triggered initiators which provide a reliable, tunable ignition of the individual shapes of airbag inflator sequences. Using glass-to-metal technology and environmentally friendly raw materials, Autoliv initiators can be tailored for customer-specific connector interfaces as well as for axial or radial output direction.
Micro Gas Generators
These small gas generators utilize an inflation method similar to their larger airbag counterparts. But their smaller size enables us to integrate them into our pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioning products.