Bosch will release its newest airbag electronic control unit (ECU), Airbag 10, to OEMs in 2007.

This latest generation ECU will be able to process data much faster, enabling the integration of additional safety functions to further offer safety to all vehicle occupants, the components maker said in a statement.

The Airbag 10 can be integrated with up to 24 restraint devices, is nearly 70% smaller and consists of fewer components than previous ECU's.

The system has the capability to provide safety for all passengers and can be integrated with pedestrian protection electronics and interior occupant sensors.

Airbag 10 is suitable for all vehicle classes -- from subcompact to luxury sedan, Bosch said.