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Integrated Hill descent / Drive optimisation / Electric Pre-Retractor Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033108D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-26

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Abstract

The concept of this invention is to create an algorithm that couples a ‘Hill Descent Control’ system (HDC) to the electric pre-retractor (ER) system. The principle of operation is that as the driver / passenger switches on the HDC system (or it engages automatically), this sends a signal to the ER ECU that engages the ER system at a low force setting which provides sufficient force to hold the driver / occupants firmly in their seats when driving off-road or on steep inclines.