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collision warning system [1 record]

Record 1 2014-08-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Safety Equipment (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
CONT

To improve the ability of drivers to avoid accidents, vehicle-mounted collision warning systems (CWS) continue to be tested and deployed. These applications use a variety of sensors to monitor the vehicle's surroundings and alert the driver of conditions that could lead to a collision.

OBS

Collision warning systems will alert the driver by either sounding an alarm, flashing a light on the instrument panel [or] vibrating the seat [while] collision mitigation or avoidance systems combine warnings with some sort of action, usually applying the brakes.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sécurité (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)

Spanish

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