Electrical system in a vehicle including a plurality of devices used in the operation of the vehicle, a single communication bus to which the devices are connected and a single power bus to which the devices are connected. The devices include at least one accelerometer and/or at least one airbag initiator. The power bus provides power to the devices while the communication bus provides communications to and from the devices to, e.g., a control module. The devices are preferably provided with individual device addresses such that each device will respond only to its device address. Each bus may include a pair of wires and a single pair of wires may constitute both buses.