Technology has the potential to change the way we live, and even how we relate to each other as human beings. One of the ways technology is improving is through cars. Google self-driving cars are being spotted on the road in California. These cars could be on the market by 2018. Google made an estimate that self-driving vehicles could cut 1.2 million lives lost every year due to car accidents in half. Driverless cars are a great option. Tesla has been developing all of its cars with self-driving technology so that soon, you’ll be a passenger sitting in the drivers seat. Many other car companies like Toyota and Audi are also working on self-driving cars. Car Companies are improving their cars by loading them with nigh vision detection, rear mounted radar, and automatic high beams.
Night vision in vehicles isn’t something new, but the company expanded on it. The more updated Mercedes Benz version called it the Night View Assist Plus. This new system detects pedestrians, highlighting them green on a dashboard display. BMW has introduced a similar system with a pedestrian identifier; that shows the pedestrian movement. As the vehicle and pedestrian come closer, a warning pops up on the display screen to stop immediately.
Another improvement in technology through cars is an Automatic High Beam Control. Lexus introduced a system that will automatically lights up and dim the high-beams headlights in connection to approaching traffic. A camera is positioned on the rear view mirror detects when the vehicle is closing in on oncoming traffic. Mercedes Benz takes a giant leap and invents its Adaptive High beam Assist. It was made to dim the high beams for sharp turns and the re-engages the high beams if there is no approaching traffic once a turn is made.