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aprile 9, 2013 Self Defence No Commenti

The dream of many drivers could become reality. Travel miles and miles without concerns and in safety it might be possible with the car that drives itself, or rather, the car without driver.

To lead the project is a team of researchers from the University of Oxford that has developed a model that, using cameras and laser, is able to move autonomously in traffic, without requiring that the person at the wheel do anything and without even the need somebody to be sitting in the driver’s seat. This type of car is ideal for those who repeat the same route every day, for example, to go to work or to accompany children to school. In any case, the human pilots can resume anytime the vehicle driving, simply by touching the brake pedal with your foot and then turning off the autopilot.

At the moment there are still some limitations: the prototype “doesn’t know the road” so it’s necessary that a human teaches the path so that the cameras installed on the car record it on a dedicated computer or on an iPad. Once the route has been stored out of the car, just plug it in again, as you would with a navigation system, and the “automatic pilot” repeats exactly the same.
A system of laser beams, naturally, probe the road in search of all kinds of obstacles: other vehicles, pedestrians, dams, and softly presses the brake until it stops if it finds one, restarting only when the obstacle is no longer visible on its screens. Also today the cost of the new technology is quite high, about 5000 pounds (about 6000 euro), but the English experts think that in a short time the price will drop down to £ 100 (120 Euros).

So we still have to wait and in the meantime make use of valid measures in support of our safety on the road. An example is definitely the anti sleep driving alarm of Endoacustica Europe which drastically reduces the risk of accidents caused by tiredness and sleep. The device is positioned above the ear and, in the case in which the head is inclined more than 30 degrees, it starts to produce a loud sound that gives the driver quickly to reality. The product is already available for purchase online from the website www.endoacustica.com, in the section “Self Defense”.

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