July 24th 2009

Car door detects hazards

A new technology is developing in Germany that keeps doors closes when they sense oncoming traffic or potential impact.

Heading the project are BMW’s Michael Graf and a team at Technical University of Munich are pioneering the project. They’ve discovered a way to use ultrasonic sensors that dectect hazards coming towards the car doors.  As the impact nears, a bar that runs through the vechicle door prevents it from opening.

This technology is potentially on its way in the next 12 months, as recent testing has only been successful.

http://ca.autos.yahoo.com/p/1358/prototype-smart-car-door-detects-hazards

(Credit: Addy CameronHuff/Flickr, Crave UK)

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