Collision-avoidance technology becoming more popular among carmakers

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 12, 2012

The advances in collision-avoidance technology haven’t entered the mass market yet but it’s sure to be headed there, judging by the response that the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class got when it was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The crossover was equipped with radar-based Collision Prevention Assist, which runs at speeds of 20 to 155 mph. This feature, which is most often known as active cruise control, gauges the distances to the vehicles in front.

It applies the brakes when necessary to avoid collisions. Then there’s the surround-view camera, which utilizes data from four cameras in the front and rear to form a bird's-eye view of what surrounds the vehicle on the center-stack screen. With surround view, drivers can avoid low-speed accidents in city driving. Furthermore, crosswind stabilization applies brakes to stabilize the vehicle when there are strong crosswinds. Then there’s active parking assist, which steers the vehicle out of a parallel parking spot. The niche that highlights collision avoidance is clearly dominated by major suppliers that have well-funded research labs like Bosch, Continental AG, Denso, TRW, Autoliv and several other more companies.

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