Glossary of Automotive Inflatable Restraint Systems
The terms included in the Glossary are general in nature and may not apply to all manufacturers’ systems. All terms in Section 3 apply to automotive inflatable restraint systems in general which are initiated by an electric or mechanical stimulus upon receipt of a signal from a sensor.
These terms are intended to reflect existing designs and the Glossary will be updated as information on other types of systems becomes available.
Appendix A is included to identify terminology that is no longer in common use or specifically applicable to inflatable restraint systems, but was published in the December 2001 version of SAE J1538.
Rationale: This glossary is updated to include changes in technology and remove definitions that are no longer commonly used. Sections 3 and 4 were consolidated into one section to ease location of definition, and many references were removed that were deeded unnecessary in support of this document.
TerminologyPassive restraint systems
Also known as: SAE J 1538
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