As we edge closer to fully-autonomous vehicles being the norm, car manufacturers are opting to upgrade future generations of their vehicles with high-tech Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and semi-autonomous driving technologies that rely on sensors and cameras to provide drivers with additional parking and driving support.
This year at CES, Clarion proudly showcased some of its latest technologies targeting semi- and fully-autonomous vehicles. Among these technologies was NightWatch™, Clarion’s advanced Near Infrared (NIR) color night vision cameras.
Parallel parking is a science that combines both geometry and physics, and many drivers today don’t possess the extensive practice required to correctly pull off the perfect parking job, not to mention doing so on the first try. That’s because driver education programs are often omitting the parallel parking portion as it’s the most commonly failed section of the exam — slightly counterintuitive, don’t you think?
Our lives are becoming more and more automatized, so why hasn’t that secure personalization translated to our personal vehicles? Today, biometrics are an integral part of our daily lives. We use our fingerprint or facial recognition to unlock our phones, have the ability to wake up and control our smart home devices with our voices and even use biometric scanners to get into the office or unlock a work computer.
100 years ago, the world’s love affair with the personal automobile was already in full swing. While vehicles were being purchased in droves by people from all walks of life, the in-car experience of driving in the early age of the automobile was a symphony of engine noises, tires howling over unpaved roads, brake and suspension squeaks and wind.