American Journal of Applied Sciences

Designing for Comfort and Reliability in an Intelligent Car Seat

D.A. Wahab, N.F. Adull Manan, M.A. Hannan, S. Abdullah and A. Hussain

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1787.1792

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 12

Pages 1787-1792


Today, intelligent safety systems are installed in modern cars in view of minimising road hazards. An intelligent air bag system for example, comprised several subsystems that are integrated to include the weight sensor system, image sensor system, crash sensor system and tyre pressure monitoring system. These systems when poorly positioned into the car seat, will certainly affect comfort and reliability of the car seat. This research presents the design work on an intelligent car seat, which is equipped with a load cell type-sensory system. The load cells are used to detect the weight of a passenger for the deployment of an air bag system. The proposed design is validated against displacement and stress analysis using an 80 kg load to simulate the weight of a passenger. Results from the design validation indicated that the proposed configuration and material is appropriate for use in the intelligent car seat application.


© 2008 D.A. Wahab, N.F. Adull Manan, M.A. Hannan, S. Abdullah and A. Hussain. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.