Apparatus and method for controlling a vehicular component

CAFC
  • US 6,833,516 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2002
  • Issued: 12/21/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An arrangement for controlling a deployable component in a vehicle in combination with the vehicle, comprising:

  • measurement means for measuring at least one morphological characteristic of an occupant;

    determination means for obtaining a current position of at least a part of a seat on which the occupant is situated; and

    control means coupled to said measurement means and said determination means for controlling the component based on the at least one measured morphological characteristic of the occupant and the current position of the seat, said control means being arranged to suppress deployment of the component based on the at least one measured morphological characteristic of the occupant measured by said measurement means and the current position of the seat as obtained by said determination means.

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