With its “Digital Light” system, Mercedes will offer the first-of-a-kind headlight assembly that projects driving safety-related information directly onto the road ahead. Designed to help drivers, the projection system is very bright and focused, using a resolution level exceeding one million pixels. The safety information can display a snowflake to
Nissan is working to prevent driver dehydration by alerting drivers when they don’t have enough water in their bodies to drive safely.
For years, drivers have take head restraints for granted, often erroneously believing they are there to rest one’s head against, instead of to prevent whiplash in a rear-end collision. But a company called Freer Logic wants to move head restraints forward into the 21st century, by using them to monitor
Mercedes is working on special headlights that are so accurate that they can project a movie onto a screen. Called “Digital Light”, the system can not only help drivers see ahead better but also provide them with valuable information.
With the release of its Evasive Steering Assist, Ford is aiming to reduce collisions by automatically steering around obstacles in the roadway ahead. When faced with an obstacle just ahead, most drivers will go ahead and start to turn the steering wheel, to steer around the object. But many times
The most vulnerable road users of all, pedestrians are at great risk of injury and death, should a vehicle-pedestrian collision occur. That’s why Volvo, always a prolific purveyor of safety technologies, has created a system that detects nearby pedestrians. What’s new about this is that once a pedestrian is detected,
Later in 2016, Missouri will lead the way in testing sections of roads made from solar panels. The panels will capture energy from the sun, and provide self-illuminating road markings and signage. Each modular panel will allow for quick repairs, an advantage over the traditional approach of repaving entire sections
It’s no surprise that side impact collisions can cause great injuries to a vehicle’s occupants; their bodies are so close to the door that injuries can be much greater than even a head-on collision. To address this, vehicle manufacturers have been offering side impact airbags for years, and these are
Currently in the concept phase, Goodyear’s “Intelligrip” tire employs sensors that monitor the surface conditions of the road below.