Occupant Restraint System; An Overview With a New Definition
The vehicle occupant restraint system is given a new definition to accommodate the new occupant restraint systems. This new definition is modeled after the classical automatic control theory. The flexibility of this new definition permits its expansion to adopt any future regulations and expectations. A need to achieve the optimal protection for a range of crash and occupant scenarios in addition to a variety of restraint system configurations is spelt out, and intelligent restraint system which will incorporate this is defined and discussed.