Latest car safety innovations

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AUTOMAKERS and other car-related companies never stop innovating in order to elevate car safety. Over the years, along came airbags, high-strength occupant cages and crumple zone—all to bring more protection for passengers. Here are some of the latest car safety innovations in the market.

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Honda collision mitigation
This system’s grille housed radar sensor monitors the speed and distance interval of traffic ahead. When the system detects the risk of a crash with vehicles in front, it will flash a warning light, tug the driver’s seat belt and begin braking to lessen the severity of the collision.

Audi lane assist
If the vehicle begins to drift from its intended lane, Audi’s lane departure warning system gives visual and auditory alerts. Unlike similar systems, Audi’s system will not intervene in actual driving, it will just send vibrations to the steering wheel to alert the driver. This system is effective in mitigating the rish of driver’s drowsiness.

Tire-pressure sensor
Tires are the feet of the car. When they are worn out, accidents are prone to happen.

Continental demonstrated a tire-pressure sensor that lves within a tire instead of being mounted on the wheel. The new product claims that it will provide great precision, specific mileage information, pressure, tire depth and can even notify the driver when the tire needs to be replaced. It can also send warning when the vehicle is already loaded with cargo.

More sensors
A lot of sensors and cameras, as well as lasers, are now going on with the vehicles to provide greater accuracy to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and help prevent accidents with vehicles and pedestrians. Continental shows a future 360-degree surround detection system to help this goal. An eight-person robotic shuttle called Induct Navia was invented.

Protecting pedestrians
Bosch shows off its active predestrian protection at the 2014 International CES that can detect obstacles in front of the vehicle by their movement at engage automatic emergency braking. This allows the radar to see a person before the driver and act accordingly to potentially save a life.

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