Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicular component

  • US 6,850,824 B2
  • Filed: 07/03/2003
  • Issued: 02/01/2005
  • 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 an occupant restraint system, comprising:

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

    a processor coupled to said sensors and arranged to diagnose the state of the vehicle based on the measurements of said sensors, said processor being arranged to control the occupant restraint system based at least in part on the diagnosed state of the vehicle in an attempt to minimize injury to an occupant.

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