Autonomous vehicles usually get all the headlines -and most times for the wrong reasons -, but automakers are steadily and gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles.
Car and tech companies such as Audi and Tesla are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing screens that show more of the road, cameras that can read speed limit signs, and systems that slow cars ahead of curves and construction zones.
Many of the new features such as radars and cameras that were already in our cars, are now being reconfigured and re-thought of so as to also be used for automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and other safety devices. The companies also are keeping a closer watch on drivers to make sure they’re paying attention and off course adjusting to the new features in their vehicles.
Tell us if you have noticed any changes recently or heard of any companies developing new technologies.