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Latest In Technology to Avoid Car Accidents

By Anonymous User posted Fri April 22, 2022 08:35 AM


A recent US DOT investigation shows that nearly 94% of all car accidents are caused by human error. The study found that a majority of the car accidents caused can be traced to something a driver did or failed to do. This number takes on even greater significance when we think about how often accidents could be avoided by simply removing human error from the equation.

To get back to our topic, a possible solution to combat driver error may be found in technology features that can significantly prevent car accidents and driving-related deaths. We're talking here forward collision systems and dynamic brake support or automatic emergency braking that can significantly reduce the death rates caused by car crashes.

Overall, the latest in technology is improving our lives in this sense, and it looks like road safety remains a top-of-mind priority for new-age investors.

Here are 4 examples of currently available technologies that prevent accidents: 


360-Degree View Monitors 

A new piece of new-car tech that’s sure to turn heads is the 360-degree monitor that delivers a simulated view from above the car and what’s around it. The "bird's-ey"” system with four cameras integrated around the vehicle and one backup camera gives the driver a perfect 360-degree view of objects and by-passers.

This technology works by using advanced algorithms to smoothly merge images from each camera and offer a clear and seamless 360-degree view. Newer tech is being developed by auto manufacturers and mobile infrastructure to adjust camera angles for improved auto safety, but so far, the "bird's-eye" doesn’t seem to disappoint. 


V2V Car Accident Communication 

The automobile industry has undergone a series of transformations over the last few years, but none may compare with its most recent innovation. V2V (vehicle to vehicle) communication is changing how cars on the road interact. 

V2V hopes that one day, vehicles, buses, trucks, and even trains will be able to exchange important vehicle safety and mobility information with one another to help save lives, improve road awareness, prevent distracted driving, decrease the number of personal injury claims, ease traffic congestion, and improve the environment with anti distracted driving technology


Lane Assist Tech 

Lane departure technology addresses the problem of drivers who fail to stay in the lane. In short, there are three types of lane assist. One of the most popular is the lane departure warning system that monitors the position of your vehicle in the lane and emits an audible warning when you’ve strayed.

The second is lane-keep which is a more advanced feature that gently pulls the vehicle back inside the lane. That's how many auto-steering systems work with lane-centering assist proactively keeping the vehicle within its lane thanks to its automatic steering functionality. It uses video sensor information from the front-mounted camera to make life-saving adjustments, preventing car accidents.


Automatic Emergency Braking Systems 

Most of us have heard of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). But Autonomous cruise control is now widely available. Unlike Electronic Stability Control, this system can detect a collision with another vehicle and pedestrians by emitting a visual and audio alarm on the dashboard.

The cooperative adaptive cruise control uses sensors to detect obstacles ahead and assess whether a collision is likely. The data processed from the rear bumper and a camera mounted on the windshield also enables the system to distinguish pedestrians from other elements on the road by emitting an audible warning.

Some autos are equipped with systems that can alter or cut off engine power (rear cross-traffic alert), outfitted with a crash, imminent braking system, and blind-spot warning with illuminating light. This helps car drivers avoid an imminent disaster by reducing the vehicle's speed. If the driver is unresponsive, the automatic or "autonomous cruise control" will automatically adjust the speed, alerting the driver with steering wheel vibrations to slow down and prevent crashes with other vehicles.

This is devoted to stopping rear-end accidents and road accidents so often caused by driver distraction. Although some car safety features are still in their infancy, some industry leaders have already started integrating automatic emergency braking, which helps prevent and reduce the impact of car accidents. 


Tech Overview

Auto dealerships have many new gadgets to sell, like the days when LED headlights eclipsed traditional halogen bulbs. But now, we have GPS devices and cameras that can read lane markings.

This advanced technology can detect approaching vehicles and warns its passengers about an approaching vehicle. It has been recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to monitor vehicle position on the road surface and alert drivers at approaching or passing lane marks to keep a safe distance and avoid a car accident. These are NHTSA's recommended safety features that prevent distracted driving by using driver input to alert them about a possible collision while they're flipped over to the right and may not appear on the backup cameras.

How About Detecting Collision To Avoid Paying for Formal Legal Advice?

Did you get injured in a bad car accident? Hiring a car accident lawyer may be a thing of the past with new vehicles to come. A warning sign is placed for the approaching vehicles driving at the blind spot, even in cruise control that automatically adjusts. This system detects a forward collision risk or lane departure warning and applies brakes automatically in the event an imminent collision occurs.

So far, only two kinds of automatic brakes have been designed and approved for performance by the NHTSA which is an effort enough to avoid an eventual car accident. In these vehicles, when the driver brakes, auto-steering may be engaged by long-range radar. Even if you don see a turn signal, your car may now be able to warn you of an impending crash, so you won't need to hire a law office after you hit other drivers on a dark road or dimly lit parking lot.

With adaptive headlights, even a parking space can become a safer place when other sensors work in tandem with your backup camera. It automatically applies as common sense that the safer your car, the safer you and others will be, even in your blind spot.

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