Design and development of airbags involves initial designing, optimizing, prototyping and testing. This process could be time consuming and costly since multiple iterations are performed before a final design is achieved. CAE tools can effectively be used in the airbag development process to reduce the design cycle time and to reduce development costs. Furthermore, in a CAE driven development process, higher productivity gains could be achieved by automating the routine CAE processes. In this presentation, some of the efficiency gains achieved on the airbag design process by using Altair HyperWorks Automation are presented.