Tje Fukuoka Institute of Technology Gives Drivers Warnings

 - Jan 11, 2013
References: ca.autoblog & newscientist
If your car had a driver safety system built in that graphically told you to slow down or die, would you possibly let off the gas?

That's the idea behind a new driver safety system designed by Japan's Fukuoka Institute of Technology. Instead of a beeping red light or other generic warning system, the unnamed design would actually say to the driver something along the lines of "You would die if you crashed right now."

The system uses a combination of computer processors, sonar, radar and laser sensors to determine the severity of a potential collision using the data it receives. It also stores previous driver data for things like reaction time and average speed driven on previously driven commute routes.