Posted on: March 21, 2011
Imagine a future where your car drives itself. Well, according to Toyota, cars that can take control of the breaks and veer themselves away from accidents are already in the works.
According to Toyota, cars are already on the market that can park themselves and break. And soon, Toyota models will be able to avoid some car accidents.
“The new system uses cameras and a supersensitive radar called millimeter wave. Together, they help detect impending frontal crashes, such as one caused by a pedestrian crossing the street, and help the car take steps to avoid collision,” according to news reports .
The vehicle will work to avoid crashes by calculates how much braking and steering are needed to avoid a collision.
So when will we see this technology on the market? Toyota didn’t say when the technology would hit the market but hinted that it would be soon, the Detroit News reported.
As a Greenville car accident attorney , I hope automakers, suppliers, wireless providers and software developers can develop vehicle technology that makes consumers safer and doesn’t distract them. Safety should be an important consideration for all new car buyers and car manufacturers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a car accident lawyer in Greenville.