Method of controlling an active occupant-head protection system in a vehicle

  • US 6,196,580 B1
  • Filed: 11/10/1999
  • Issued: 03/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/11/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of controlling an active occupant-head protection system in a vehicle, comprising the steps of:

  • triggering at least one active head protection element in the presence of predeterminable triggering conditions indicative of a vehicle collision, which comprise the exceeding of a predeterminable collision threshold value by a collision-indicative characteristic variable, and monitoring the driving status of the vehicle for the presence of a reversing status, and if a predeterminable reversing status exists, the triggering of the active head protection element is blocked or the collision threshold value is raised from an otherwise applicable normal value to a predeterminable maneuvering tolerance value.

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