Of course, these belts also offer significant safety benefits. Seat belt slack can be removed by tightening the belt in response to autonomous emergency braking, before the brakes are even applied. This helps to keep the occupant in a better position before a potential crash occurs. If the crash is avoided, the technology is reversible and returns to normal belt slack.
So whether it is an active buckle lifter or an active control retractor, seat belts are becoming more interactive and providing greater benefits for the cars of today and tomorrow. And that’s what we do at ZF: thinking of smarter solutions that make life easier – and most importantly safer – for you.