Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicular component

  • US 6,484,080 B2
  • Filed: 01/02/2001
  • Issued: 11/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a motor vehicle, a control system for controlling at least one part of the vehicle comprising:

  • a plurality of sensor systems mounted at different locations on the vehicle, each of said sensor systems providing a measurement related to a state of said sensor system or a measurement related to a state of the mounting location; and

    a processor coupled to said sensor systems and arranged to diagnose the state of the vehicle based on the measurements of said sensor systems, said processor being arranged to control the at least one part based at least in part on the diagnosed state of the vehicle.

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