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US20140330485 METHOD FOR DETECTING AN IMMINENT ROLLOVER OF A VEHICLE  
A method and a device for detecting an imminent rollover of a vehicle. The method comprises taking a series of images of the surroundings of the vehicle, in particular of the road ahead, with a...
US20100286874 COLLISION WARNING DEVICE HAVING GUARDRAIL DETECTION  
A collision warning device for motor vehicles includes: a locating system for locating objects in the area in front of the vehicle; a control device for evaluating the data of the locating system...
US20100057289 VEHICLE STATE DETECTING DEVICE AND OCCUPANT PROTECTIVE APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME DEVICE  
A vehicle state detecting device 1 includes a sensor section (acceleration sensor 11) for detecting the behavior of a vehicle; an integration processing section (integrating circuit 12) for...
US20150066307 MITIGATION OF VEHICLE SHALLOW IMPACT COLLISIONS  
Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for mitigating shallow offset vehicle events. A sensor onboard a vehicle provides sensor data. A processor onboard the vehicle is coupled to the sensor....
US20100235056 CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR ACTIVATING OCCUPANT PROTECTION MEANS  
A control unit for activating an occupant protection unit includes, at least one analyzer circuit and at least one other component causing the activation. The at least one analyzer circuit...
US20100168965 METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING PASSENGER PROTECTION MEANS  
In a method for triggering a passenger protection arrangement for a vehicle, a feature vector including at least two features is determined, the two features being derived from at least one signal...
US20130079994 ACTUATION OF AN ACTIVE DEVICE OF A VEHICLE UNDER BRAKING  
Early actuation of an active device of a vehicle (e.g., a seat belt tensioner) is provided by applying rate of change of brake pressure to monitored brake pressure, so as to produce a modified...
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An electric control apparatus, mounted on a vehicle, has a height direction and comprises an electronic circuit board, a submersion sensor, and a controller. The electric circuit board has a...
US20130338880 VEHICLE INTERLOCK WITH LOCATION DETECTION  
A system for use with a motor vehicle, the system including a gas sampler device including a wireless communication subsystem and an input element configured to receive a gas sample. The system...
US20090182461 Electric Wiring System of a Motor Vehicle with an Authentication Apparatus  
An electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with several control devices that communicate with each other via a data bus, and with an immobilizer is provided. In order to create an electric...
US20140350797 METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR CONTROLLING AN OCCUPANT PROTECTION MEANS OF A VEHICLE  
A method is described for controlling an occupant protection arrangement which has at least two levels of protection for an occupant of a vehicle. The method has a step of selecting one of the at...
US20120221210 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEAT BELT RETRACTION SPEED CONTROL  
A seat belt is wound around a spool and a spring biases the spool to rotate in a belt retraction direction. A sensor detects a retraction speed of the belt when the spool rotates in the belt...
US20110218709 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DOOR OF A VEHICLE  
In a method for controlling at least one door of a vehicle, a movement of a mobile identification signal generator, assigned to the vehicle, relative to the vehicle is sensed as a function of...
US20140379221 MULTI-AXIS VEHICLE SENSOR MOUNTING  
A disclosed safety system for a vehicle is discloses and includes at least one sensor for sensing movement and forces on the vehicle indicative of an impact along a first sensing axis parallel...
US20090062989 Seat device for vehicle  
A headrest 5 includes a base portion 5a and a movable portion 5b, which is movable relative to the base portion 5a. The movable portion 5b is moved and driven by a drive unit 8a between a...
US20130024073 COLLISION DAMAGE MITIGATION SYSTEM OF VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed are a collision damage mitigation system of a vehicle and a control method thereof. The collision damage mitigation system includes a forward sensor to detect a distance and relative...
US20100280717 SENSING SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A PREDETERMINED SPACE  
A sensing system (10) for monitoring a predetermined space comprises a control unit, one or more antenna electrodes (14) connected to the control unit and an autonomous modulator (12). The...
US20110196566 "Night Ops" vehicle blackout safety system  
The Night Ops vehicle blackout safety system located within the passenger compartment of a vehicle allows the driver to temporarily disengage the brake lights and back up lights of the vehicle....
US20080172156 Method and system for impact time and velocity prediction  
A collision detection system includes at least one sensor. The data from the sensor is input to a recursive filter which selectively uses the input to predict the motion of a target object...
US20130013156 VEHICLE INTERIOR-EXTERIOR STRUCTURE  
A vehicle interior-exterior structure of the present invention is equipped with a main body formed from a resin foam material, a covering formed from a resilient material to cover the main body,...
US20130066525 VEHICLE SHUT-DOWN FUNCTIONALITY FOR PEPS-EQUIPPED VEHICLES  
A vehicle comprises a plurality of control module structures. A first control module structure is configured for determining a current motive mode of the vehicle. A second control module structure...
US20100145580 CAPACITIVE OBJECT RECOGNITION USING ADJUSTABLE ELECTRODE  
A system for capacitive object recognition including a pair of electrodes, one of the electrodes having an adjustable parameter, and a controller modeling current pathways formed by interaction of...
US20090306858 Method and Device for Activating Personal Protection Means  
A device and a method for activating a personal protection device are provided, in which a feature vector with at least two features is formed by an evaluation circuit from at least one signal of...
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Systems and methods are provided for determining an associated occupant class for a vehicle occupant from an image of a vehicle interior. An image characterizer (154) determines a centroid of the...
US20150112552 VEHICLE COLLISION DETERMINATION APPARATUS  
A vehicle collision determination apparatus includes: a first sensor provided in a front section of the vehicle; and a determination section which determines, on the basis of output of the first...
US20110077826 Method of protecting vehicle occupants in a vehicle seat of a vehicle  
In a method of protecting the occupant in a vehicle seat, particularly in a passenger car (the vehicle seat comprising at least a seat surface, a backrest and a headrest), upon detection of a...
US20070198155 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING IMPACT BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND AN OBJECT  
The invention relates to the apparatus for and a method of sensing impact between a vehicle and an object and particularly between a pedestrian and the front bumper (12) of a vehicle. An optical...
US20080129475 System and Method for In-Vehicle Communications  
Method for in-vehicle communications during use of the vehicle, in which a first, data-processing component is arranged on the vehicle, at least one second component is arranged on a non-rotating...
US20070088480 Method and apparatus for providing a safing function in a restraining system  
An apparatus (10) is provided for controlling an actuatable restraint (14, 16) in a vehicle (12). An sensor (24) is mounted in the vehicle (12) and outputs an electrical signal having a...
US20150224951 Method and device for triggering at least one passenger protection means of a vehicle  
A method for triggering a passenger protection unit of a vehicle includes: reading in a first and a second sensor signal value of a first sensor, which is situated at a first location in the...
US20140207340 ADAPTIVE CRASH STRUCTURE FOR A VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED VEHICLE  
An adaptive crash structure for a vehicle includes a deformation element arranged in a region of a wheel housing of the vehicle, and an interruption system, wherein the deformation element and the...
US20110082626 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A VEHICLE PITCH-OVER CONDITION  
An apparatus for determining a pitch-over condition of a vehicle comprises a first accelerometer for sensing acceleration in a Z-axis direction substantially perpendicular to both a front-to-rear...
US20130131928 Rear End Advanced Collision Technology  
A method of controlling stability of a vehicle comprises monitoring vehicle information with an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit determines if a rear collision from a second...
US20120179335 OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE  
An occupant protection device includes: a controller; first and second bus lines; a first collision sensor arranged on a side of the vehicle, and transmitting a first signal to the controller via...
US20070100525 Safety apparatus for a motor vehicle, and method for communicating the status of a safety apparatus of a motor vehicle  
A safety apparatus for a motor vehicle, comprising: a plurality of occupant protection devices and sensors associated with them; a processing device that checks whether the occupant protection...
US20130124053 VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH SPLIT ACTIVE/PASSIVE PROCESSING  
A vehicle safety system includes a remote sensor detecting an object and a collision detector detecting a collision with the vehicle. An active safety module receives the remote sensor output and...
US20100295349 METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING A HEADREST OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT, AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD  
A method for automatically adjusting a headrest of a motor vehicle seat, which can individually be adjusted to a passenger occupying the motor vehicle seat with a sensor array and an...
US20090299578 SAFETY DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES  
A safety device for motor vehicles includes an impact detection system and a triggering device for triggering a braking operation as a function of a signal of the impact detection system...
US20130204496 VEHICLE STABILIZATION IN THE EVENT OF LARGE DETONATION  
A vehicle, apparatus, method and computer program are provided. The vehicle comprises: vehicle stabilizing means for ejecting at least one non-gaseous mass; means for detecting an explosion local...
US20100231024 RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR A TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE  
A restraint system for a transportation vehicle may comprise a restraint member movably mounted to the vehicle. The restraint member may have a first leg and a second leg that travel together...
US20130026802 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROTECTING AND RESTRAINING A PASSENGER AND AN EVALUATION AND CONTROL UNIT FOR A PROTECTION AND RESTRAINT DEVICE  
A method for protecting and restraining a passenger on a passenger seat of a vehicle in case of an accident, with the aid of at least one restraint element of a protection and restraint device, an...
US20120310483 BELT LOCK WITH A STATE SENSOR FOR DETECTION OF THE LOCKING STATE OF A SAFETY BELT SYSTEM  
A belt lock is provided with a state sensor for detection of the locking state of a safety belt system, for example in an motor vehicle. The belt lock includes a locking mechanism which is located...
US20130253777 VEHICLE ON-BOARD UNIT  
A vehicle on-board unit communicates with vehicles to increase the accuracy of lane centerline determination. The on-board unit includes a communication system and a controller. The controller has...
US20130253774 SENSOR INTERFACE TRANSCEIVER  
Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a sensor interface module that selectively varies the resistance of an RLC network based upon one or more properties of exchanges data signals...
US20150151672 Bicycle having an intelligent system  
An intelligent system for a bicycle is provided with a control assembly including a saddle control device, a sensor device, a digital camera, a lighting device, a warning device, and a power...
US20130151083 WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING SAFETY OF VEHICLE  
A method for monitoring safety of a waste collection vehicle, a digital image is captured by an image capturing device positioned on the waste collection vehicle. The method detects a person in...
US20150142247 DUAL AIRBAGS IN VEHICLE WITH RECONFIGURABLE INTERIOR  
A steering wheel in a vehicle can be in one of an operating position and a stowed position. Crash sensor data is monitored to detect a first and second frontal collision. Upon detecting the first...
US20140288781 OCCUPANT PROTECTION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE  
A vehicular occupant protection apparatus is provided, which includes: a controller for activating an occupant protector based on a detection result of a vehicle accident detector; a communication...
US20120326487 SEAT BELT CONTROL DEVICE, SEAT BELT RETRACTOR, SEAT BELT DEVICE, SEAT BELT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM  
Based on the operation of a motor driver (16), a counter (13) makes an addition to and a subtraction from a heat generation counter value which is stored in a storage (14) and represents the...
US20120123644 Driver Assistance System in a Motor Vehicle  
A driver assistance system in a motor vehicle includes an electronically controllable braking system and a control unit assigned to this braking system and connected with an operating element also...