Method and system for controlling a vehicular system based on occupancy of the vehicle

  • US 6,393,133 B1
  • Filed: 09/03/1999
  • Issued: 05/21/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for controlling a vehicular system based on occupancy of an interior passenger compartment of a vehicle, comprising:

  • at least one transmitter for transmitting waves into a space in the passenger compartment in which an occupying item might be situated;

    a plurality of receivers for receiving waves transmitted by each of said at least one transmitter and modified by passing through the space in the passenger compartment in which the occupying item might be situated, said receivers being spaced apart from one another; and

    output means coupled to said receivers for affecting another system in the vehicle based on the waves received by said receivers.

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