HOW THE KIT HANDLES AIRBAG MODULES
- The automotive kits use a technique called "TEMPLATES" to clear crash data. When a collision occurs, sensors in the vehicle recognize the event and deploy the airbag(s). At the same instant, the microcontroller in the airbag module records vehicle sensor information (speed, brake pedal position, throttle position, etc.) and writes it into the module EEPROM. This is the crash data. There are specific areas in the EEPROM memory array where the crash data is stored. Before the collision these areas were empty. After the crash they are filled. To clear crash data the areas which store the crash data must be restored to an empty or pre-collision state. The vehicle kit software, using the TEMPLATE technique, will first read the data from the module EEPROM. The correct airbag module template is then selected and executed. The TEMPLATE overlays the EEPROM and masks only the EEPROM areas where crash data is stored. This clears the crash data which is then written back into the module EEPROM. The module is now restored to its default condition. A comprehensive set of vehicle templates is included with the kit including ACURA, ALFA, AUDI, BMW, CHEVY, CHRYSLER, CITROEN, DACIA, DAEWOO, DAIHATSU, DODGE, FORD, FERRARI, FIAT, HYUNDAI, HONDA, INFINITI, IVECO, IZUZU, JAGUAR, KIA, LADA, LANCIA, LAND-ROVER, LEXUS, MAZDA, MITSUBIBHI, MERCEDES, MINI, NISSAN, OPEL, PORSCHE, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, ROVER, SAAB, SATURN, SCION, SEAT, SANGYONG, SKODA, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TOYOTA, VAUXHALL, VOLVO and VW. The kit also includes instructions which allow you to create your own templates as new modules are introduced.