In response to a new Brazilian vehicle safety law, Autoliv Inc. says it has begun the construction of an airbag inflator plant at its Taubate location near Sao Paulo. The new law applies a “phased-in” approach starting in 2011, requiring all new vehicles introduced to have a driver and passenger airbag by 2013. By 2014, all vehicles sold in Brazil must be equipped with frontal airbags. Airbag inflators currently are imported from Autoliv’s plants in the U.S. and Europe. However, the ...

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