Acellent provides systems to the automobile industry that utilize our intelligent distributed sensing capabilities. Some examples include pedestrian impact detection, crash sensing, and damage-detection in composite vehicles. Acellent's Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems are an especially great way to monitor structural integrity during vehicle component and safety certification testing.
The images below illustrate our SMART Bumper system, which utilizes a SMART Layer® sensor network (depicted as the orange strip) mounted on or embedded within the vehicle's bumper, along with specialized data-acquisition hardware and intelligent software algorithms, in order to sense an impact between the vehicle and a pedestrian and deploy an appropriate life-saving measure. The system is capable of differentiating between impacts with pedestrians and non-pedestrian objects with a high level of accuracy, reducing false positives and saving unnecessary, expensive deployments of external pedestrian protection systems.