Salt Lake-based Flexpoint Inc. will supply its patented Bend Sensor mat as a component of a "smart" air-bag system as part of an automotive contract that could exceed $135 million upon completion.

Flexpoint's parent company, Micropoint Inc., announced the contract Tuesday but did not say which automaker will use the component.The Bend Sensor is a flexible, variable resistor that detects the presence of car seats, children and small adults for the purpose of suppressing air-bag deployment.