US 11,654,851 B2
Vehicle airbag system and control method
Seok Min Lee, Yongin-si (KR); Hae Kwon Park, Yongin-si (KR); Ga Ram Jeong, Yongin-si (KR); Dong Oh Lee, Yongin-si (KR); and Sang Won Hwangbo, Yongin-si (KR)
Assigned to HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., Seoul (KR)
Filed by HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Aug. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/396,807.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2020-0107334 (KR), filed on Aug. 25, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0063537 A1, Mar. 3, 2022
Int. Cl. B60R 21/205 (2011.01); B60R 21/214 (2011.01); B60R 21/015 (2006.01); B60R 21/231 (2011.01); B60R 21/01 (2006.01); B60R 21/26 (2011.01); B60R 21/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 21/01552 (2014.10) [B60R 21/015 (2013.01); B60R 21/01554 (2014.10); B60R 21/205 (2013.01); B60R 21/214 (2013.01); B60R 21/231 (2013.01); B60R 2021/0032 (2013.01); B60R 2021/01034 (2013.01); B60R 2021/01211 (2013.01); B60R 2021/23107 (2013.01); B60R 2021/26058 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle airbag system comprising:
a front airbag positioned in front of a passenger of a vehicle and configured to deploy toward a front of the passenger;
an upper airbag positioned above the passenger and configured to deploy toward the front of the passenger;
a seat detector configured to detect a seating posture of the passenger; and
a controller configured to control unfolding of the front airbag or the upper airbag based on the detected seating posture of the passenger,
wherein the controller is configured to activate only the upper airbag when the detected seating posture of the passenger indicates that the passenger is in a sleeping mode in which an upper body of the passenger is parallel to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle.