The seat belt pretensioner designed to eliminate belt slack in lap/shoulder belt systems with emergency locking retractors, is described as well as the current Mercedes-Benz passive restraint system which consists of air bags deployed by means of solid propellant gas generators, knee bolsters, and an electronic crash sensor with dual level triggering function. Combinations of lap/shoulder belts, air bags, and pretensioners are presented and lead to the conclusion that an optimal restraint system would not be in compliance with current regulations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the February 26-March 2, 1979 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Reidelbach, W
    • Scholz, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790321 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM