Car Detects Accident In Advance, Takes Action Automatically

The Seat Tarraco, the new VW Group SUV just introduced, is introducing new automatic detection safety systems.

The new assistants are called Pre-crash, which takes action in the event of a possible collision, and Rollover Assist, a rollover detection system, according to the Spanish car company.

The car itself detects whether it is about to have an accident and can react in 200 milliseconds

The Pre-crash system is able to activate functions, such as tightening seatbelts or rolling up the windows, in two-tenths of a second. Situations that could activate the system include understeering, oversteering or sudden braking.

Depending on the type of accident, the system can tighten the seatbelts, activate hazard lights and close windows and sunroof to prevent any extremity being caught outside the passenger compartment, according to the company.

The Rollover Assist feature, activated if the car overturns, makes an emergency call, switches off the engine, unlocks the doors, turns on the hazard lights and changes the ventilation.

“The car of the future is going to be the sum of several assistants,” stated Esteban Alcántara.  “The current role of the driver will give way to being the occupant of a vehicle, so safety systems must adapt to this situation as well as to the interior of the passenger compartment. Vehicles are going to be interconnected, which will contribute to the goal of zero accidents which we are already working on.”

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , September 20, 2018 at 10:32 p.m.

    So the poor guy driving with his elbow hanging out the window risks the Gilloutene treatment to his arm when the car turns to panic mode??
    What will happen is that people will rely on this and then when it shuts down
    (HOW MUCH DOES THIS ADD TO THE PRICE OF THE CAR???) they will not know how to react defensively.  Similar to the back up cameras, if they don't work people have no concept of distance. The same for the self parking option.   How many can't parallel
    park because of this.   I know the cars of the future .........blah.blah.......

    Just not ready to turn over my safety to a cluster of plastic circuit boards that are made in a third world county and will eventually have the excuse of "just reboot your car".

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, September 21, 2018 at 10:11 a.m.

    Good points, Mark, this is just the direction some carmakers are heading.

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