Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wireless sensors and seeing eyes could become standard required equipment on new cars


Driver safety may improve with new technology that lets properly equipped cars be warned of hazards by nearby cars, even those out of direct sign, by wireless receivers, somewhat similar to GPS.  The New York Times has a story by Aaron M. Kessler in Business Day Thursday, “Cars conversing with cars: New era in safety when autos talk to one another and on the road”, link here.  The wireless technology adds to other technology that can provide more vision in blind spots, such as for backing or to the right of the car.  Some of this technology can stop the car automatically when backing. 
   
Without this technology, it is notoriously difficult to judge distances, especially when backing, from some cars, where objects or back walls or other lines of cars are closer than they look.  

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