“For the occupants, there is no difference in terms of operation when compared to a conventional belt,” explains Martina Rausch, who is responsible for new seat belt developments at ZF. “And, of course, the heated seat belt is in no way inferior to its conventional counterparts in terms of crash behavior,” Rausch emphasizes.
Car manufacturers can also be pleased. Installation differs only in nuances from that of conventional seat belts. Therefore, the heated seat belt can be used in series production. The advantage lies in the woven-in heating conductors. The thickness of the belt is unchanged - in contrast to other methods, such as a belt tube with a heating element.