The entry level Airbag Control Unit is the basic version of the Passive Safety Electronic System for automotive OEMs in emerging markets. It provides the elementary features for front and rear impact protection by front airbags and belt pretensioners. The extended version can be additionally equipped with side impact protection and seat belt reminding functions. Each version of the Airbag Control Unit shares the state-of-the-art safety concept of the SPEED platform. SPEED is a modular safety platform that allows an economical and efficient safety control unit development according to the needs of automotive OEMs worldwide.