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33 Accident Prevention Innovations

From Pothole-Detecting Cars to Night Vision Auto Cameras

— October 19, 2015 — Autos
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.
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Pothole-Detecting Cars
Pothole-Detecting Cars
The Jaguar Land Rover Pothole Alert System Will Detect & Share Road Blocks
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Powerfully Compact Crossovers
Powerfully Compact Crossovers
The Infiniti Q30 is Designed for City Dwelling and Rural Adventures
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Autonomous Navigating Cars
Autonomous Navigating Cars
The PSA Peugeot Citroen Can Hit the Motorway On Its Own
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Pedestrian-Detecting Cars
Pedestrian-Detecting Cars
Google's Self-Driving Car Has Been Advanced to Understand Hand Signals
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Pothole-Detecting Car Systems
Pothole-Detecting Car Systems
Jaguar Land Rover's Pothole Alert Identifies Wretched Potholes
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Safety-Sensing Cars
Safety-Sensing Cars
Ford Takes the Next Step in Car Safety with the V2V at CES 2014
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Clever Cab Calling Breathalyzers
Clever Cab Calling Breathalyzers
The Floome is a Breathalyzer Attachment That Calls a Cab
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Driver-Assisting Discs
Driver-Assisting Discs
The CarVi Brings Futuristic Technology to Older Cars
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Young Driver Dashboards
Young Driver Dashboards
Chevrolet's Teen Driver Safety System Helps Parents Monitor Skills
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Pedestrian-Avoiding Cars
Pedestrian-Avoiding Cars
The 2016 Malibu Chevy Features Real-Time Cameras to Protect Pedestrians
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Intuitive Vehicle Concepts
Intuitive Vehicle Concepts
The University of Michigan's Safe Driving Sensor Feature Can Save Lives
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Driverless Rush Hour Devices
Driverless Rush Hour Devices
The Ford Traffic Jam Assist Makes Congestion Easier to Deal With
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Sensor-Embedded Cars
Sensor-Embedded Cars
APMA's Connected Vehicle Will Disable Drunk Drivers From Starting the Engine
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Distraction-Removing Driving Apps
Distraction-Removing Driving Apps
Samsung's Eyes on the Road App Blocks Incoming Calls & Messages
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Gesture-Controlled Car Seats
Gesture-Controlled Car Seats
This Adjustable Car Seat Can Be Manipulated Using Hand Gestures
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Steering Wheel Booze Monitors
Steering Wheel Booze Monitors
The Qinetiq Research Company is Developing Sensor-Based Technology
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Enhanced Safety Crosswalks
Enhanced Safety Crosswalks
The 'Hawk' Pedestrian Crosswalk Modifies Signals for Drivers
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Predictive Automotive Gadgets
Predictive Automotive Gadgets
Honda's Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
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Brainwave-Monitoring Cars
Brainwave-Monitoring Cars
Jaguar's Mind Sense Project Focuses on Brain-Monitoring Technologies
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Crash-Detecting Dash Cams
Crash-Detecting Dash Cams
Garmin's New Dash Cam Can Help Drivers Avoid a Crash
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Driver Safety Beacons
Driver Safety Beacons
'Blackspot Beacons' Function as a Portable Safety Device for Roads
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Informative Parking Sensors
Informative Parking Sensors
These Bosch Sensors Alert Drivers to Vacant Parking Spots
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Traffic Jam-Maneuvering Systems
Traffic Jam-Maneuvering Systems
Bosch Autonomous Driving Technology was Introduced at CES 2015
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Sideways Parking Sensors
Sideways Parking Sensors
The SmartRim Sensor Detects Curbs and Other Obstacles
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Night Vision Auto Cameras
Night Vision Auto Cameras
The FLIR PathFindIR LE Night Vision Camera Makes Night Driving Clearer
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Truck Blind Spot Radars
Truck Blind Spot Radars
Blind Spot Assist Technology Will be Used in Mercedes-Benz Trucks
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Futuristic Driving Gadgets
Futuristic Driving Gadgets
Volvo's Project 360°Aims to Eliminate Car Accidents
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Vision-Enhancing Car Mirrors
Vision-Enhancing Car Mirrors
The 'Worldview Mirror' Helps to Optimize Driving Visibility
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Transparent Trucks
Transparent Trucks
Samsung's Safety Truck Offers Motorists a View of Oncoming Traffic
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Transforming Russian Pod Cars
Transforming Russian Pod Cars
The Bravo Motors eTrike Clears up Traffic Jams in the Motherland
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Anti-Sleep Steering Wheels
Anti-Sleep Steering Wheels
This Steering Wheel System Could Help Detect Driver Fatigue
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Driver-Analyzing Apps
Driver-Analyzing Apps
The Driving Curve App is a Car App That Monitors Your Driving Abilities
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Ambi-Directional Autos
Ambi-Directional Autos
This Eco Micro Car Can Drive Sideways to Slip Through City Traffic
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