Seatbelt Technology

Seatbelt Technology

Harnessing a Higher Standard of Safety

KSS is a pioneer in the development and integration of seatbelt systems. KSS meets the increasing demand for seatbelt systems that help maximize performance and minimize costs – providing safety and comfort for any specific vehicle environment. KSS supports global vehicle platforms through modular designs, permitting easy adaptation of electronic or mechanical devices to individual customer needs. KSS offers complete seatbelt integration for a full range of automotive and non-automotive applications. KSS is continuously developing advanced seatbelt systems by utilizing math modeling, computer simulation and sophisticated static and dynamic testing for optimal performance and reliability.


The KSS family of global modular retractors delivers best-in-class packaging with reduced weight and high performance actuation. With load limiting, multilevel load limiting, digressive load limiting and pretensioning, our portfolio offers scalable solutions for every vehicle application.


KSS pretensioners provide world-class buckle pretensioning performance. With a range of electrical and mounting interfaces, our compact designs include sill-end configurations and are adaptable to a majority of vehicle performance and packaging requirements.


The KSS portfolio of buckle technologies includes standard and anti-g blocking designs for use with pretensioners. The designs are applicable to global OEM requirements and meet the stringent requirements for packaging, noise quality for latching, and tongue release. Our seatbelt tension sensors are integrated into the buckle module, further improving packaging, reliability and performance.

Inflatable Seatbelt

This award-winning product is a fusion of airbag and seatbelt technology, designed to provide enhanced occupant protection in second and third row seating. KSS utilizes its high volume production Cold Gas Inflator (CGI) to fill the inflatable seatbelt. The inflated belt is approximately 5 times wider than a standard seatbelt, and is designed to reduce injury by distributing crash force energy across more of the occupant’s body.