Patent Number: 6,941,206

Title: Tip-over detection device for motor vehicle

Abstract: A vehicle includes a tip over detection device that uses a vertically oriented sensor to improve the accuracy of detecting when the vehicle has tipped over. An ECU communicates with the accelerometer and controls engine operation. The ECU stops the engine, preferably gradually, when the vehicle has tipped over. The sensor can also detect lean in additional directions that are orthogonal to the vertical direction.

Inventors: Hasegawa; Takahiko (Shizuoka, JP), Kataoka; Masashi (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F02D 41/02 (20060101); G01C 9/00 (20060101); G01C 9/06 (20060101); G06F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/06/2022