Continental's system uses LEDs to alert distracted drivers to dangerous situations
The system's steering column-mounted infrared camera
The system is able to determine the direction of the driver's gaze
The LEDs are integrated into a continuous lighting strip that goes all the way around the interior of the car
Depending on the situation, the LEDs can simply flash on and off, produce a directional trail of light, or illuminate in other patterns
It’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another ... we’re driving with a passenger in the car, we get distracted by some thought or task, and are suddenly jolted back into the present moment by our passenger yelling “Look out for that guy!”. Without their warning, we might have run into “that guy.” Given that many of us spend a lot of time driving alone, Continental has come up with an electronic version of that watchful passenger – it’s a driver assistance system that uses LEDs to alert zoned-out drivers to danger.
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