Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has earlier this month signed a joint research declaration with Great Wall Motor Co, a key SUV manufacturer in China, on a project involving North America road safety evaluation in Baoding, China. This is to support the growth of Haval and Wey, the two international SUV brands of Great Wall, and to enhance their features in Safety.
Autoliv says that as a partner to Great Wall Motor, it has strong research capabilities and a solid international presence, which can best support Great Wall Motor in China as well as its business expansion into other countries.
According to the joint declaration, Autoliv and Great Wall Motor will jointly set up a North America road safety research lab. The Lab will combine the global technical and testing resources of both parties and focus on the North American market, at the same time, align with the regulations from road safety authorities, thus to support the implementation of the strategies of Great Wall Motor.
“This marks a milestone in the co-operation between Autoliv and Great Wall Motor,” said Fabien Dumont, Autoliv China Engineering VP, who signed the declaration on behalf of Autoliv, “We expect to see timely and efficient research outcome from this lab which will help on Great Wall Motor’s safety systems strategies in the North American market,” he added.
Shujie Hu, Senior Engineering VP of Great Wall Motor, Mikael Bratt, Autoliv President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jennifer Cheng, Autoliv China President, were present in the signing ceremony