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An overhead-mounted air bag deployment system, having overhead sensors and a microprocessor to measure and analyze passenger motion as well as vehicle deceleration, for consideration by the microprocessor in deciding whether to deploy the air bag, so as to deal with case-to-case variations in passenger motion. The system also has both a warning light and a warning sleeve on the steering wheel, to discourage the driver from remaining in a position involving an increased risk of injury, and has an automatic bag release means to release the air bag and free the passenger when the collision is over.

Title
Automobile air bag system
Application Number
8/130089
Publication Number
5366241
Application Date
September 30, 1993
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
Philip W Kithil
1274 Vallecita Dr., Santa Fe, 87501
NM, US
Agent
Robert W Harris
IPC
B60R 21/32
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