From Pothole-Detecting Cars to Night Vision Auto Cameras

By: Jana Pijak - Oct 19, 2015
These innovations in car accident prevention range from pothole-detecting cars to night vision auto cameras that are designed to enhance a vehicle's existing safety features. In recent years, cars have become more intelligent and safety-focused as a result of technological advancements that are changing the way we experience daily commutes and longer roadtrips.

In addition to connected and driverless car concepts, these accident prevention innovations also include vehicular sensors that are built into cars and roads. While a concept like The University of Michigan's Safe Driving Sensor are still in development and not yet on the market, their cultivation suggests that future roads will be designed with safety sensors in mind.

Moreover, distraction-fighting dashboard tools tackle a growing problem on roads -- drivers' obsessions with their mobile devices and the dangers of texting while driving.