Ricardo Magalhaes da Silva
Instructor: James VanDePolder, M.S.
Topic: ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEW CARS’ TECHNOLOGIES?
Since the invention of the car until today, the improvement that ground vehicles received was huge. Changes in the engine, in safety and the introduction of electronic devices that help the drivers in transit in many aspects. This term paper is going to comment about some the electronic devices present in vehicles and those that are coming. Nowadays, there are devices defined as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that report data of the transit, acts in the vehicle to guarantee the safety of the people in transit, and, in extreme cases, try to act as a driver. Also, the Toyota FV2, introduces an idea of the next telematics. Besides, this paper is going to comment about projects that pretend to connect vehicle and the roads’ infrastructure like a social network and to discuss about self-driving cars.
1. Am I ready for
a. Cutting edge in-car consumer electronics
There are many Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that trying to keep the drivers’ life easy or safe in transit. Some of them are in constant use by drivers such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Others are recent but anyone is ready to use if can afford it, for example the adaptive light control, drowsiness Detection, blind zone alert, tire pressure monitoring, and night vision for vehicles.
On the another hand, there are technologies that the drivers are not so ready for it or need to be wisely used. These technologies are the adaptive cruise control and the automatic parking system.
Adaptive cruise control is an ADAS that modifies the vehicle’s velocity according to the traffic conditions wi...
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