1997-02-24

Occupant Detection Systems 971047

While constantly striving to increase the levels of occupant protection, the need to intelligently detect occupancy has been identified. As different systems were considered, a optical based system was selected because of it's reliability and potential for reasonable cost feasibility. This paper describes the system detection philosophy, function, packaging and application. The paper also discusses the potential of the system for out of position sensing and its implications for smart airbag development.

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