The hi-tech introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has included the driver safety.
Once again it’s been very careful to the topic, the carmaker Ford that has presented numerous news about the auto-connectivity infrastructure that interact specifically with smartphones.
Has attracted particular curiosity Kaliki, the application that allows you to listen, while driving a car, the reading of the favourite newspapers. The app works with the Ford Sync AppLink network and it will certainly appreciate by the 140 millions of Americans who spend about 50 minutes a day in the car. Kaliki can inform the driver about the latest news according to his favorite topics or read magazines. At the moment the application is only available for smartphones with Android operating system, in short time it may also be used on iPhone.
The basis for this innovation is the connection Bluethooth of the Ford Sync system, with the opportunity to browse the menu through voice commands. Saying the name of the newspaper or magazine that wants to “listen”, the driver can choose among titles and categories that are listed, the preferred option.
A few months ago it was the same Focus to offer additional solutions in the comfort and safety fields as the traffic sign recognition: a micro camera implanted in the car reads the digital signals and sends the information to a software that interprets the signs and alerts the driver with icons and alarms about prohibitions and speed limits. Same thing can be done for the control of road markings, for the maintenance of the lane and for the monitoring of the driver’s attention. Some cars made by the company can also be equipped with a system that stops the car in the event of a collision with some pedestrians or obstacles. To these are added the most common semi-automatic devices for parking.
Optimal solutions to improve the time spent in the car and to implement our activities with safely. The data that speak of road accidents are drastic and a high percentage of responsibility is attributed to the sleep and tiredness. Beyond innovation, isn’t to leave at home a valid antisleep driving alarm if you are under excessive fatigue or if you have to face long trips.