Crash course

2019-03-07 06:15:08

A radar on your car could tell you when you’re about to crash. Sensors mounted in the bumpers and car doors detect the distance and velocity of objects within a 20-metre radius by picking up reflections from the 24-gigahertz radar. If a collision is imminent, intelligent software takes appropriate action to reduce the chance of injury to the car’s occupants. “It would tighten the seatbelt retractor or adjust the headrest for a crash position,” says Martin Kunert of Siemens,