Unlike the front of the vehicle, the side has a limited crumple zone. To ensure enough time for the activation of the restraint system following an impact, the airbag control unit must decide in less than five milliseconds whether a deployment is required based on the type and severity of the crash. The peripheral pressure sensor (PPS) from Bosch provides a cost-effective and high-quality solution for this purpose.

five milliseconds

are all the electronic occupant protection system needs to foresee and analyze an imminent accident in order to optimally react so that no occupants get hurt.

key component

The peripheral pressure sensor is a main component of occupant protection systems, providing fast and robust side impact detection.