Joyson Safety Systems looks for ways to incorporate safety technology into more parts of a vehicle's interior.
For example, the company's integrated foam sensor introduces intelligent seat occupant weight measurements to identify characteristics of who's sitting on the seat.
The vehicle can then provide different airbag deployment strategies to better protect the person in that seat in a crash.
Two printed electrodes and a rubber spacer are used in each sensor. Up to four can be installed in the foam of each seat, with more sensors providing better accuracy.