VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: New Technology to Sharpen Drivers’ Eyes

March 18, 2010

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — Fog, rain and darkness can create a number of potential dangers for drivers. Now, a new technology is being developed that will some day help drivers navigate through hazardous road conditions.

See video from General Motors at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=_T6zvlSqejdu6lEXmbsMAzd3hqJAvWhg

The Enhanced Vision System, being developed by General Motors, involves night vision, navigation and camera-based sensors that transform windshields into transparent displays that can illuminate the edge of driving lanes. The technologies improve both visibility and object detection, alerting drivers to dangers like roadside animals, children and motorcycles. This technology will also allow motorists to focus on the roadway instead of the instrument panel by projecting key information onto the windshield when needed.

Currently used in cockpits around the world, the system is a 21st century take on Head Up Display technology designed by GM in 1988. Head Up Display systems are currently available on the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Corvette, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac STS.

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SOURCE Medialink; General Motors

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