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Lifebelt is used like a standard seatbelt.

During collision, impact forces cause a dynamic interplay between Lifebelts upper and lower lapbelts. This results in increased pelvic retention and no submarining. Tests confirm that Lifebelt eliminates submarining for all adult size test dummies.

With the trend in modern vehicles for slim seats the provision of rigid anti-submarining structures create comfort compromises. Lifebelt can provide the safety of anti-submarining while maximising the comfort in the space provided.

Spinal Compression Testing compared a current production front & rear seat to the Lifebelt modified equivalent. The front seat had a steel pan for anti-submarining while the rear seat had a solid frame steel structure. Lifebelt showed reductions in spinal loading in the modified seats greater than 50% and also showed gradual loading curves whereas the standard front & rear seat loading curves were much steeper.

A characteristic of Lifebelt is that it provides a static anti-submarining structure even when the seat belt is not engaged. This works for both unrestrained occupants and child seat applications.

Lifebelt is used like a conventional seat belt and is invisible to the end user.

SOSE (Small Occupant Safety Enhancement) is an option which utilises the Lifebelt strap in the seat to create an additional anchorage location. It’s purpose is to extend the application range of the adult seat belt to smaller occupants.

Slimline seat model                         Enlarged slim seat side view


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