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US20110040453 METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING PASSENGER PROTECTION MEANS FOR A VEHICLE  
A method and a control device for triggering passenger protection devices for a vehicle are provided, a rollover event causing the triggering of the passenger protection devices. The rollover...
US20100243363 Seat belt retractor and seat belt apparatus  
The disclosed seat belt retractor and seat belt apparatus may comprise: an electric motor; a spool that is capable of winding and unwinding a seat belt for occupant restraint in association with...
US20090204294 Method for Generating a Triggering Signal for a Passenger Protection Device  
A method for generating a triggering signal for a passenger protection device in which sensor data are detected and analyzed for accident classification, and to a corresponding device. To...
US20150175120 PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE  
A pedestrian protection system for a vehicle, having at least one impact-detecting sensor and a deformable element that are arranged between a cross-member and a bumper cover of the vehicle, and a...
US20130073148 METHOD OF OPTIMIZING THRESHOLD FOR AN AIRBAG SUPPRESSION SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE  
A method is presented of optimizing an airbag suppression threshold for an airbag suppression system in a vehicle. The method includes defining a first value as the airbag suppression threshold...
US20110168687 Heaters for Automotive Mirrors and Rearview Assemblies Using the Same  
A vehicular rearview assembly with a heating element. The heating element is affixed behind and in thermal communication with the mirror element of the assembly. The heating element includes a...
US20100023224 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACTUATING AN ACTIVE AND/OR PASSIVE SAFETY SYSTEM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE  
A method and device for actuating an active and/or passive motor vehicle safety system in a driving situation in which the vehicle executes a rotary movement about the vertical axis of the...
US20110160967 VELOCITY DETERMINATION APPARATUS  
The invention relates to a velocity determination apparatus for determining a relative velocity between a first object (12), to which the velocity determination apparatus is attachable, and a...
US20140379222 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANALYZING A COLLISION OF A VEHICLE  
A method for analyzing a collision of a vehicle includes a step of determining a collision area on the vehicle, based on a rotational value which represents a rotation or a rotational state about...
US20120185134 VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEM  
A vehicle safety system made up of multiple processors connected together into a multiprocessor system where the system is configured to operate the vehicle. Multiple sensors are connected to the...
US20100305816 OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE  
An automotive vehicle includes an occupant detection system (10) for detecting an occupancy state of one or more passenger seats. The occupant detection system comprises a control unit (20), one...
US20150127225 SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE  
A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a load detection device placed at a front and a rear of one of a right-left pair of the attachment members so as to be spaced apart from each other, the...
US20140156146 EXTERNAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Disclosed herein is an external airbag deployment method and system. In the method, a detection area located in front of a vehicle is set. A target object is selected from a plurality of objects...
US20120101688 OCCUPANT PROTECTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR  
A vehicular occupant protection apparatus (10) is equipped with a seatbelt (12) including a shoulder belt portion (12A) fitted to a occupant (P) from a shoulder part thereof to a lumbar part...
US20100131155 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING AN OBSTACLE IN A REGION SURROUNDING A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND MOTOR VEHICLE  
An apparatus for sensing an obstacle in a region surrounding a motor vehicle analyzes an image of the surrounding region, which region is divided into a plurality of fields. For each of the...
US20120303220 Electronic Control System for a Safety Device of a Motor Vehicle  
An electronic control system for a safety device of a motor vehicle includes a first sensor for a motion quantity, a computer for converting the motion quantity to a triggering signal for the...
US20120136541 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR A PASSENGER PROTECTION SYSTEM  
In each sensor unit, when a sensor control unit cannot detect current flowing to an output side, its address is set to the same address as a sensor unit of the last stage. In an ECU, if the set...
US20120101689 METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE  
A method is provided for operating a motor vehicle. The method includes, but is not limited to determining whether at least one control is activated by a driver of the motor vehicle while driving...
US20110270493 SEAT-BELT-RETRACTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND SEAT BELT DEVICE HAVING THE SAME  
To produce a compact torque limiter mechanism at low cost while improving the durability of the torque limiter mechanism. An ECU 25 stops power supply to the motor 16 when it determines that a...
US20150165996 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN ROADWAY DEPARTURE  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle occupant protection in unintentional roadway departure by a vehicle having at least one vehicle seat with a seat cushion mounted on a seat frame,...
US20100262339 Automatic time adjusting device for GPS of car safety control system  
An automatic time adjusting device of a GPS of car safety control systems is disclosed. The car safety control system includes at least a car DVR, a GPS receiver and some other components such as...
US20070131468 Motor vehicle provided with a pre-safe system  
A motor vehicle is provided with a pre-safe system in which active and/or passive safety devices which are driven as a function of information recorded at least by a vehicle surrounding-area...
US20060235593 Communication apparatus and method  
A communication apparatus in an airbag system includes an airbag ECU as a master unit, sets of communication lines and slave sensor devices. The slave sensor devices are respectively connected to...
US20150046041 METHOD AND EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR SUPERVISING CORRECT BELT UTILIZATION  
A method and an evaluation system supervise correct belt utilization of at least one safety belt in a motor vehicle, the open and/or closed belt lock state being supervised at the respective belt...
US20140365079 COLLISION PROTECTION METHOD AND COLLISION PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A DISPLACEABLE VEHICLE PART AND VEHICLE HAVING THE COLLISION PROTECTION DEVICE  
In the case of a collision protection method for a displaceable vehicle part of a vehicle, during the displacement of the vehicle part, a focused light beam is deflected by a light deflection unit...
US20140336879 ACTIVE SEAT BELT APPARATUS AND METHOD  
Provided is an active seat belt apparatus, including: a motor which is driven to fasten or unfasten an active seat belt; a motor driving unit which includes the motor and drives the motor; a...
US20140058631 Method and Apparatus for Vehicle Hardware Theft Prevention  
A computer-implemented method includes determining that an infotainment system has been activated. The method further includes accessing a vehicle network containing at least a unique vehicle...
US20140046546 VEHICLE WITH A SAFETY SYSTEM INVOLVING PREDICTION OF DRIVER TIREDNESS  
A vehicle (2) has a tachograph (4) which generates a tachograph signal (6) containing information about current clock time and the times of the vehicle's movements, a driver's report input unit...
US20130041558 Method and Apparatus for Vehicle Hardware Theft Prevention  
A computer-implemented method includes determining that an infotainment system has been activated. The method further includes accessing a vehicle network containing at least a unique vehicle...
US20110036948 AUTOMATIC RECYCLING ICE DETECTOR  
An automatic recycling ice detector includes a sensor for sensing the formation of ice on an aircraft surface and a heater for melting the detected ice. The detector also includes a timing circuit...
US20100318265 OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE  
The occupant protection device (air bag ECU 1) of the invention is composed of an input signal acquisition unit 11 for acquiring acceleration signals or angular velocity signals from sensors...
US20100289631 DUAL-MODE VEHICLE REAR VISION SYSTEM  
A dual-mode rear vision system for an automotive vehicle includes an electro-optical imaging device operable in a short range mode to image a backup region immediately rearward of the vehicle and...
US20100274449 OCCUPANT DETECTION AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
An active safety system for a machine and a process for operating the active safety system are disclosed. The active safety system an active ultrasonic array having a plurality of ultrasonic...
US20130332032 METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR ACTIVATING A SAFETY DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE IN A ROLLOVER SITUATION  
A method for activating a safety device for a vehicle in a rollover situation is described. The method includes determining an activation signal for activating the safety device based on a...
US20120041646 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A CONTROL SIGNAL  
A device is described for generating a control signal for controlling a passenger protection arrangement of a motor vehicle, having a first acceleration sensor for generating a first acceleration...
US20100292885 Control Unit and Method for Trigger Passenger Protection Means  
A control unit and a method for triggering a passenger protection arrangement are described, a first hardware path and a second hardware path together inducing the triggering on the basis of at...
US20120083974 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINING SENSOR DATA  
A method is provided for combining sensor data collected by at least two sensors coupled to at least one application, wherein at least one of the sensors provides driver-related sensor data of a...
US20110029203 Occupant classification system  
A system for classifying an occupant located on a seating surface of a vehicle seat. The system includes a movable element and an electrode located in the vehicle seat. A sensing circuit is...
US20110017857 SEATBELT DEVICE OF VEHICLE  
A seatbelt device of a vehicle includes: a webbing reel around which a webbing is rolled up; a motor; an acceleration detection unit detecting an acceleration applying to the vehicle; an electric...
US20140288780 method and device for checking a sensor signal and for actuating a passenger protection means of a vehicle  
A method for checking a sensor signal suitable for actuating a passenger protection arrangement of a vehicle. The method includes a step of carrying out a comparison between the sensor signal and...
US20130179024 METHOD FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE  
A method for operating a vehicle includes checking a state of health of the driver during operation of the vehicle, in particular when it is started, and starting a safety program for operating...
US20120316734 ALERT SOUND OUTPUT CONTROL APPARATUS, ALERT SOUND OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER PRODUCT  
An alert sound output control apparatus provides audio data to a speaker unit that outputs an alert sound directed outside a vehicle. The alert sound output control apparatus includes a road...
US20120143444 PASSENGER DETECTION SYSTEM  
A passenger detection system includes a passenger detecting part including a load detecting section that detects a load caused by a passenger seated on a seat of a vehicle, and a passenger...
US20100262340 CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRIGGERING PERSONAL PROTECTION MEANS FOR A VEHICLE  
A control device and a method for triggering personal protection arrangement for a vehicle are provided, an energy reserve supplying electrical energy for the triggering. A control circuit is...
US20080281492 Method and Device For Estimating at Least One Characteristic  
A method and device for estimating at least one characteristic which is derived from at least one base characteristic and which is evaluated for the generation of a triggering signal for a...
US20150165997 SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SAFETY SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE  
The present disclosure relates to a method for operating a safety system of a vehicle, which safety system comprises a remote sensor, an impact sensor and a protection system adapted to be...
US20150025748 MULTI-LEVEL VEHICLE INTEGRITY AND QUALITY CONTROL MECHANISM  
The processor-implemented control system for automotive vehicles assigns master control functionality separately to each controlled direction of motion. Within each master control, a multi-layered...
US20120330512 METHOD FOR TRIGGERING AT LEAST ONE IRREVERSIBLE RETAINING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE  
A method for triggering at least one irreversible retaining device of a motor vehicle before the beginning of an actual collision includes acquiring items of information regarding an object which...
US20120109468 Method for Protecting a Vehicle Occupant in a Vehicle Seat of a Vehicle  
A method for protecting a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat of a vehicle is provided. At least one protection element mounted on the vehicle seat and capable of being triggered to protect the...
US20110144866 CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR TRIGGERING PASSENGER PROTECTION MEANS FOR A VEHICLE  
In a control unit and a method for triggering passenger protection arrangement for a vehicle, both a test signal from outside an evaluation circuit and a sensor signal from inside the evaluation...