Patent Number: 7,822,517

Title: Method and device for activating additional functions in response to a rollover procedure of a motor vehicle

Abstract: A method for activating additional functions in response to a rollover procedure of a vehicle, using at least one sensor and one control unit, the sensor supplying at least one unidirectional acceleration signal, having the following method steps: analyzing at least one acceleration signal in its characteristics as a function of time; processing analyzed values of the at least one acceleration signal; establishing the plausibility of the processed values using a second signal value; and activating at least one additional function in response to a rollover procedure of the vehicle in the light of the values whose plausibility has been established; as well as a control device using this method.

Inventors: Lich; Thomas (Schwaikheim, DE), Schmid; Michael (Kornwestheim, DE), Kroeninger; Mario (Buehl, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: G01M 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00