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Textbook Problem

Describe the two basic types of passenger weight detection sensors used in most vehicles.

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Types of passenger weight detection sensors used in vehicles.

Explanation

In many vehicles, there is a side air bag system installed to protect the side passenger during collision. For this, a sensor is used that is placed beneath the seat to examine the weight of the side passenger to inflate the air bag system. If the sensor does not detect any weight on the seat, the air bag will not deploy during a collision.

A gel type occupant classification sensor:

This type of sensor consists of a bladder filled with silicone gel mat. The bladder is fitted beneath the passenger side seat. This bladder is connected with a pressure sensor that sends a signal to the control unit module of the air bag system. When there is weight is on the seat, the pressure is applied to the silicon present in the mat...

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