Occupant Safety
Advanced Restraints System
The continued development of the ‘Advanced Restraint
System’ provides an improved overall level of crash protection
for vehicle occupants. The system analyzes the occupancy
scenario and crash severity before activating the appropriate
safety devices to help better protect a range of occupants in a
variety of crash situations. Benefits of the system include:
Optimization of the deployment restraint devices and the
reduction in potential for air bag induced injuries.
The significant reduction in passenger air bag deployments
(particularly when passenger seats are unoccupied) and a
Some typical passenger position scenarios are illustrated in
Fig. 162.
Fig. 162 Basic occupancy scenarios (passenger side)
1. Empty seat - No deploy
2. Out of position- No deploy
3. In position- Deploy
4. Extremities - No effect on deployment decision