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Blind Spot Illumination. Meredith Wilhelm CS 410. Outline. The Problem Car accidents Blind spot collisions The Solution: Blind Spot Illumination How does it work? Market/Customer Competition References. Societal Problem. In 2005 there were nearly 6,420,000 car accidents.

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Blind Spot Illumination

Meredith Wilhelm

CS 410


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Outline

  • The Problem

    • Car accidents

    • Blind spot collisions

  • The Solution: Blind Spot Illumination

    • How does it work?

    • Market/Customer

    • Competition

  • References


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Societal Problem

  • In 2005 there were nearly 6,420,000 car accidents.

    http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html

  • Of these 42,643 people were killed and 2,900,000 million people were injured.

    http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html


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What is a Blind Spot?

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/9/95/Blindspot_three_cars_illus.png


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Societal Problem

  • Over 826,000 vehicles are involved in accidents due to blind spots when changing lanes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640

  • “The Department of Transportation reports that 70% of all truck-related car fatalities are initiated by the car driver – and that 35% of them occur in the blind spots around trucks.”

    http://www.truckline.com/NR/rdonlyres/9418B15C-A329-4D0D-8663-8277901C3281/0/nozone_illustration.pdf


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Problem statement

  • Blind spot related collisions are a significant problem that contribute to a numerous injuries and damages.


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Solution

Blind Spot Illumination (BSI)


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How does it work?

  • Cameras that are mounted on each of the side view mirrors are positioned to record blind spots.

  • When about to change lanes, the driver activates the system which displays a heads-up display of the lane next to him or her.


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Market/Customer

  • BSI technology would appeal to car manufacturers as a high tech addition.

  • The trucking industry might also benefit from the BSl due to trucks wide blind spot.

  • Other add-ons such as backup cameras show that car manufacturers are willing to include more technological gadgets in their cars.

    http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/vr3-cartruck-rear-back-up-camera-system


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Competition

  • Blind Spot Revealed: Drivaware LaneFX

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/blind-spot-revealed-drivaware-lanefx-180325.php

  • Valeo Raytheon's lane-change assistance system

    http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640

  • BLIS - Volvo's Blind Spot Technology

    http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/blis.htm


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References

  • http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html

  • http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/9/95/Blindspot_three_cars_illus.png

  • http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640

  • http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/truck/blindspots.htm

  • http://www.truckline.com/NR/rdonlyres/9418B15C-A329-4D0D-8663-8277901C3281/0/nozone_illustration.pdf

  • http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/vr3-cartruck-rear-back-up-camera-system

  • http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/blind-spot-revealed-drivaware-lanefx-180325.php

  • http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/blis.htm


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