NEW YORK (AP) -- Swedish seatbelt and airbag maker Autoliv Inc. said on Friday that antitrust authorities from the European Commission had visited two of the company's facilities in Germany as part of what it called "an inquiry into possible anti-competitive behaviors among certain suppliers to the automotive vehicle industry."
Autoliv said it is cooperating with the investigation.
The European Commission had said on Thursday -- without naming any companies -- that it had conducted unannounced inspections on companies that supply car seatbelts, airbags, and steering wheels. The commission said it "has reason to believe that the companies concerned may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices."
The inspections began on Tuesday, the commission said.