Many drivers have either been the victim or culprit of inappropriately driving with high beams at one point or another; the vibrating steering wheel addresses this common issue. For those who shrug and think that the temporary blindness resulting from such encounters are normal and fine, think again. Those 'OMG' moments behind the wheel can prove deadly for some. The vibrating steering wheel would not only provide warning, but also direct people on the road until their vision clears.
Developed by Eelke Folmer and Burkay Sucu from the University of Reno in Nevada, the vibrating steering wheel uses sensing devices like GPS and lane keeping cameras to keep people on course. It does so by monitoring any drifting. For instance, if a person drifts left, the left side wil vibrate.
The Vibrating Steering Wheel Keeps People on the Road and in Their Lane
1. Vibrating Steering Wheel - The vibrating steering wheel addresses the issue of driving with high beams and provides warning and direction to keep drivers on course.
2. Sensing Devices - Sensing devices like GPS and lane keeping cameras are used in the vibrating steering wheel system to monitor drifting and keep drivers on course.
3. Driver Safety - The vibrating steering wheel aims to improve driver safety by preventing accidents caused by temporary blindness on the road.
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can benefit from integrating vibrating steering wheel technology to enhance safety features for drivers.
2. Technology - The technology industry can expand its applications by incorporating sensing devices like GPS and lane keeping cameras into various products for improved safety.
3. Safety Equipment - The safety equipment industry has an opportunity to develop and market vibrating steering wheels as an effective tool to prevent accidents caused by drifting or temporary blindness.