It won't be long before smart cars hit the streets in some of the cities that are already preparing for them through regulations and infrastructure. Meanwhile, some of the vehicle manufacturers, such as Volvo and Toyota, are working on anti-shock technology that will prevent road accidents and promote driver and passenger safety. What do you need to know about this innovation that promises to reduce the number of fatal accidents and their victims? Safety at the
wheelThesafety of the driver and passengers has always been a major concern for car manufacturers. The seat belt was the first revolutionary innovation that, although it took several years to become mandatory, allowed for safer travel; the addition of the airbag, which protects those in the front seats of the vehicle through an airbag that inflates in the event of a collision, was the second.
Now, companies like Volvo and Toyota are working on anti-collision technology to alert the driver and automatically operate the vehicle to prevent traffic accidents. Here, the main objective of Volvo, the Gothenburg-based company, is to protect passengers from driver distraction; Toyota, headquartered in Aichi Prefecture, has similar ambitions. Both agree that this technology will prevent death and serious injury through systems that take control of the vehicle.
Anti-shock technologyThe innovations that enable the implementation of anti-shock technology are as follows:
- System that alerts that the car is not within the limits of the road
- Lights to improve night-time visibility
- Blind Spot Sensors
- Head-on collision warning system
However, these technologies are still in the early stages of development and may take longer to arrive. For the time being, companies like Toyota are investing in artificial intelligence systems that make these and other applications possible to ensure passenger protection by making use of anti-shock technology. In order to avoid traffic jams and prevent deaths and serious injuries, the world's leading vehicle manufacturers, such as Volvo and Toyota, are developing innovative anti-shock technology that uses four devices to alert the driver of a possible collision. In addition, these same companies are working on projects that further improve the autonomy of the cars.
Safety is the main objective behind these innovations.