Digital Eye to Help You Keep Tab on Your Teen Kids' Rash Driving

by Kathy Jones on  July 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Thanks to technology, parents can breathe a sigh of relief when their teenage children speed in their cars.

A new technology that will send parents a text message if it detects the car is driving erratically or too close to the car in front is all set to hit the market.
 Digital Eye to Help You Keep Tab on Your Teen Kids' Rash Driving
Digital Eye to Help You Keep Tab on Your Teen Kids' Rash Driving

Accident avoidance technology that alerts drivers if they are too close to the car ahead or if they are drifting out of their lane has previously only been available on luxury cars.

But thanks to a new aftermarket system, even an old Kingswood or Datsun can pack the same state-of-the-art safety equipment found in a Volvo or BMW, reports the Age.

The Mobileye C2-270 system consists of a camera, computer processor and a warning light unit that sits on the dashboard.

It works by taking six digital inputs from the car - speed, brakes, left and right indicators, windscreen wipers and high- and low-beam headlights.

Michael Hirsh, the regional sales manager for Mobileye, said those inputs could be found in any car.

The camera is able to scan the road ahead for other cars, cyclists, pedestrians and lane markings and alert the driver if it detects a problem.

It processes not only the amount of vehicle and pedestrian traffic but also its trajectory relative to the car.

Though the final pricing for the system is yet to be confirmed, Hirsh told the Herald that it sells for between 800 and 1200 dollars overseas, which includes installation.

Volvo charges 2075 dollars for its lane departure warning system.

The Mobileye will be available in car parts shops within a few weeks for both private and fleet customers.

Source: ANI

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