Bringing a car out in reverse from the parking place to land straightly onto a narrow road turns out to be challenging job. This is an unavoidable but common scenario observed in most of the metropolis in India. Security guards often assist the driver in this task by giving signals to communicate with the car and other vehicles that pass on the road. In the absence of such assistance the car can easily be hit by any other speeding vehicle on the road.
Driving a car does have its own downturns when compared to riding bicycles or other two wheelers. A bike rider normally does not have problems related to blind spots as compared to a car driver. Blind spots are typical areas of the road which are not visible to the driver while he/she is sitting in regular driving posture. These areas do not fall under the vision of the driver even through the rear view mirrors. The driver may have to turn his head or come out of his seating position to get a sight of the blind spot.
While a person is trying to bring out his/her car in reverse from the parking area, the main lane turns out to be the blind spot. Need is always the mother of invention and this particular problem has been addressed by the new car, Infiniti JX35 (Infiniti is a unit of Nissan). Backup collision intervention system is the name given to this solution. It comprises of sensors, alarms and also a power assisted braking system to apply brake and avoid the car being hit by another vehicle while moving in reverse.
The sensors of this system are mounted on the sides of the rear bumper. Both visual and audio indicators are used to warn the driver about an approaching vehicle while moving in reverse. The system makes use of actuators to apply brake and stops the car when the vehicle is too close.
This car has many more technological systems which aid in safety. There is huge competition in auto market and car makers are coming up with new ideas and designs to increase the safety of the consumers. All these equipments may not bring an end to car mishaps but the aim is to reduce the probability there by pulling down the number of collision and/or accidents.