The future will bring no more road kill, but only if you drive a Volvo.
Volvo is developing a new warning feature that automatically brakes for animals in the middle of the road to avoid a collision. (Wonder if does the same for humans in the road?). The aim is to reduce the number of motorists killed by running into wild animals by minimizing the risk of collision.
The warning system is composed of a radar sensor and an infra-red camera that monitors the road. The brakes don’t just react on their own, initially at least, the driver is given an audible warning, but if they don’t react the automatic brakes kick in.
Currently, scientists at Volvo are trying to get the system to recognize certain animals such as moose and deer.
Might mean some more deer in the woods!
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