why would anyone leave a child unattended inside of a car? Perhaps the
better question is: What can the automotive industry do to help prevent this from happening in the future?
reported on a newly released 2-D, 3-D and motion-analysis sensor from Israeli-based company Guardian Optical
Technologies. The company claims that their sensors—designed to work in
tandem with seatbelts, airbags and other built-in safety systems—can distinguish
between people and objects, and can identify the location and
physical dimensions of each person and object inside of the car. The technology
is so powerful, in fact, that it can detect even the smallest of heartbeats.
So, what does
this mean for parents?
Although “safer passenger-aware cars” are
able to monitor, analyze and communicate everything going on inside the car (even
without a direct line of sight), they aren’t babysitters; nor are they equipped
to perform CPR, should something happen. Still, the
technology is impressive and could help save the lives of forgotten children, pets
or elderly passengers.
that Guardian Optical Technologies is uniquely positioned to help the auto
industry build safer and more convenient cars, while at the same time
empowering them to lower costs," said Michael Granoff, managing partner of
Maniv Mobility, a company that invested in the product.
Dotan, CEO of Guardian Optical Technologies, adds that this automotive
freedom will create a new reality for the rest of the world, and his example is
of a vehicle is transformed into our new office or living room," Dotan said. "Car makers are now making great efforts to adjust to this new
reality where new commercial opportunities will emerge."
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